An improvised explosive device targeted a Somali police officer in Hamar Jajab district in the capital, Mogadishu, on Monday.
The explosive device was planted in the officer’s car while he was refuelling at a petrol station in the area.
The senior police officer, identified as Mohamed Dore, was immediately rushed to a hospital in the town.
Witnesses in the area indicated that the police officer bled a lot and was in a critical condition.
Security forces arrived at the scene of the attack and immediately began conducting an investigation.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the militant group, Al-Shabaab, carried out similar attacks in the past.