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.