Suicide attack foiled in Somalia

A gunman tried to ram a petrol tanker into Mogadishu`s port area.

Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 09:41 AM IST

Mogadishu: Police in Somalia have said they foiled a suicide attack in the capital city of Mogadishu, a media report said on Saturday.

Islamist militants tried to carry out a suicide attack when a gunman armed with explosives tried to ram a petrol tanker into the city`s port area, Xinhua reported citing police officials.

At least three police officers were killed and four were wounded on Thursday after a car bomb exploded outside the gate of the international airport in Mogadishu.
Al Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the airport attack.

IANS