Updated — Dec. 3, 6:45 a.m. ET
At least four people have died following a suicide attack on a United Nations convoy in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, AFP reported.
The attack took place on Wednesday morning, when a car packed full of explosives rammed into the convoy near the the heavily fortified gates to the city's airport, which is the entrance to the country's "green zone," and the location of several foreign embassies.
Police Col. Mohamed Hassan told CNN that three of the dead were civilians, and one a member of the security forces.
Police officer Mohamed Liban told AFP: "The bomber drove in between the security escort and the UN armoured vehicles and detonated the car, ramming into one of the escort vehicles. I saw four dead people so far, but the casualties are believed to be more, we are still investigating the incident and there is chaos in the area."