The incident took place at Aden Adde International Airport, in the Somalian capital Mogadishu.
It is not yet clear whether there are any casualties.
It comes just hours ater a Syrian man, reportedly carrying a bomb, shouted “Allahu Akbar” at Antalya Airport, in Turkey.
The blast was followed by gunfire at the Mogadishu airport
The incident follows a car bomb attack which killed at least three security forces officers at a checkpoint in the capital earlier today.
A suicide bomber detonated the explosive outside the main base of an African Union peacekeeping force in Mogadishu.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamist al Shabaab militants, who are linked to al-Qaeda and are trying to topple the Western-backed government, have carried out similar attacks in the past.
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