A bomb explosion outside the residence of a Somali lawmaker in the provincial town of Baidoa has killed two people and injured three more.
The bomb, detonated near the residence of Yusuuf Mohamed Guroow, killed two body guards, injured three civilians and caused extensive damage to the property, Press TV’s Somalia correspondent reported.
The lawmaker reportedly escaped the scene, taking refuge at a government base in the city situated 255 km (160 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
Violence in Somalia has reached its highest level since the 1991 ouster of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre. Clashes and internal displacement have prompted aid groups to describe the situation as Africa’s worst humanitarian crisis.