A loud car bomb blast was heard in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday morning and was followed by gunfire, said a witness┬áspeaking to Radio Shabelle by phone.

Huge clouds of smoke could be seen above the city after the car bomb explosion.

The latest reports indicate that a car packed with explosives was detonated at the gate of the Hodon district administration headquarters in the capital.

There was no immediate confirmation of the casualties.