Deadly car bomb attack in Mogadishu

A Somali man stands near a vehicle after a car bomb exploded, killing at least one person and injuring several others Mogadishu on November 1, 2014 (AFP Photo/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Mogadishu (AFP) - At least one person was killed and two others wounded on Saturday in a car bombing in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said.

"One person... was killed and two others wounded this morning after a bomb attached to the car was remotely detonated," said Mohamed Dahir, a police commander in the Hodon district where the explosion happened.

"We are still investigating the incident but we are convinced that Al-Shebab terrorists are behind the attack”, he said.

Witnesses said that the person killed and one of the wounded were inside the car when it exploded, while the third injured victim had been near the vehicle on the street.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although similar attacks have been carried out in the past by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels, who are fighting to overthrow the country's internationally-backed government.