At least 11 people were killed and 16 others injured in a bomb blast in Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu on Saturday. The car bomb was detonated in a market area in Waberi, close to where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a university.

Officer Captain Mohamed Hussein told the Associated Press that the attack was targeted at a nearby police station. Ambulance workers said that the toll may rise. “There was chaos and severed dead bodies strewn around the street,” an eyewitness told BBC.

No group has claimed responsibility yet. However, the al-Shabab, a group linked to Al Qaeda, is suspected to be behind this attack. The most recent of such attack was in August this year. At least 20 people, including civilians and security personnels, were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in the central Somali town of Galkayo. In March, at least six people were killed when the outfit attacked a hotel in Galkayo.

The group wants Somalia to follow the Shariah law strictly and opposes the presence of peacekeepers from the United Nations. The group has carried out similar attack in the past against the UN-backed Somali government.