Explosion Kills 4 In Somali Restaurant

 

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SOMALIA –

 

 

FOUR people were killed and 10 others wounded after a car rammed into a busy restaurant and exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday.

The blast targeted the Bonoodo restaurant located near the city’s Central Hotel, which was the scene of a deadly attack in February.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday’s attack, but authorities suspected it was carried out by al-shabab.

Somalia’s Interior Minister, Abdirizak Omar wrote on his official Twitter account that seven al-Shabab fighters were killed by the government forces at the site.

At least seven people were killed on Monday when an al-Shabab bomb exploded in a UN van in the northern region of Puntland. Four UN staff, working to help Somali children, were among those killed in that attack, the UN children’s agency announced on Tuesday.

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