Three Somali army commanders have been killed and more than 28 soldiers injured in a landmine explosion in northern Mogadishu.
The attack in Towfiikh district came after Somali forces launched operations in the region, a Press TV correspondent in Somalia reported on Wednesday.
Also in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday, unknown gunmen killed a senior district official and his bodyguards.
Unknown gunmen have also killed more than a dozen people this week, some of whom were high-ranking officers and some others UN aid workers moving between Afgoye and Mogadishu.
Somalia has been without an effective central government since President Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991.
Thousands of civilians have been killed and displaced as a result of the continuous violence in the war-torn country.