Suicide bomber hits restaurant in Somalia

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Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack (EPA)

 

Mogadishu – A suicide bomber attacked a popular restaurant in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, on Saturday, killing himself and at least three others, Somali police said.

 

The attacker, dressed in a business suit over a suicide vest, detonated the bomb after entering the Village Restaurant, police said.

 

“So far, three civilians are dead,” Major Nur Ali, a senior police officer, told Reuters.

 

A witness, Burhan Diini, said he saw several wounded victims after the attack. “Ambulances were seen rushing to the scene. Security forces surrounded the area,” he told the DPA news agency.

 

The attack comes nearly two months after a hotel was bombed in Mogadishu killing at least 15 people, including an Al Jazeera contributor, Mustaf Abdi Noor.

 

The hotel attack was claimed by al-Shabab.

 

Al-Shabab fighters were ousted from Mogadishu, in 2011 and have been pushed out of key cities, but they are not yet defeated and the government remains weak.

 

Sources: Reuters, Al Jazeera

MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber attacked a popular restaurant in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, on Saturday, killing himself and at least three others, Somali police said.

The attacker, dressed in a business suit over a suicide vest, detonated the bomb after entering the Village Restaurant, police said.

“So far, three civilians are dead,” Major Nur Ali, a senior police officer, told Reuters.

This the third time suicide bombers have attacked the restaurant, which is opposite Somalia’s National Theater.

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