“We can confirm that four guards working for the United Nations were injured,” Major Nur Osman, a police officer at the scene, told Reuters.
Early reports indicate that a bomb was planted onto a Toyota Hilux pick-up truck that was parked in a nearby garage operated by the UNDP.
According to the UNDP and UNSOM’s official twitter page, no UNDP staff were among the wounded.
The UN guards that were incorrectly reported as injured were actually soldiers from DUGUF, a private security company.
DUGUF is a security and risk management firm that provides security to the UN and various embassies in Somalia.
Witnesses told HOL that security forces immediately cordoned off the scene.