Car bomb kills 6 at busy restaurant in Somali capital

ANADOLU AGENCY
MOGADISHU
Published 09.04.2016 19:39
Updated 09.04.2016 19:50
A female police officer inspects the scene of a car bomb attack outside a restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, April 9, 2016. (AP Photo)
A female police officer inspects the scene of a car bomb attack outside a restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, April 9, 2016. (AP Photo)

A car bomb in Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed six people, local media said.

The explosives-laden car was rammed into a busy restaurant in the city's Shibis district, Garowe Online reported, citing witnesses.

The news website said many more were wounded.

Other local media sources said the restaurant was mostly used by security personnel and tourists.

Abdifatah Halane, a spokesman for Banadir province which includes the capital, said damage to the restaurant and surrounding buildings was huge.

The attack came after a mortar attack killed three people in Mogadishu on Thursday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab is suspected of involvement. The group emerged from the chaos of Somalia's civil war and in recent years has carried out a number of attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries, including Kenya.

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