October 18, 2011 / 12:47 PM / 6 years ago

Suicide car bomb hits Somali capital - police

* Second attack this month

* Attack comes as Kenya, Somali forces launch attack in south (Adds details, background)

MOGADISHU, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded near a building housing government ministries in Mogadishu on Tuesday, a police officer said, the second such attack in the capital this month.

"A suicide car bomber blew up in front of a building that houses the ministry of foreign affairs and the planning ministry," Somali police officer Mohamed Adam told Reuters.

Reporting by Mohamed Ahmed; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Richard Lough

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