Six people died and the mayor was wounded after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the office of Mayor post the United Nations envoy.
The extremist group Al-Shabab is expected to be behind the attack.
The Mayor and his deputy have been admitted in hospital after suffering from injuries, the police captain said.
Mohamed Abdi Hayir, Somalia’s information minister has said that the explosion killed six people while six were injured. The mayor is said to be under treatment. The investigation has already been started, he added. It is still a mystery as to how the bomber entered the mayor’s office during the meeting. Security officials suspect the involvement of some corrupt officials who might have been given bribe.