Suicide attack foiled in Somalia

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 11, 2010 14:50 hrs

Police in Somalia have said they foiled a suicide attack in the capital city of Mogadishu, a media report said 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 Thursday after a car bomb exploded outside the gate of the international airport in Mogadishu.

Al Qaeda-linked group Al Shebab has claimed responsibility for the airport attack.