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Somalia bomb blast kills five: police

Aug 4th 2020 ยท 1 min read

At least five people, including the bomber, have died in an attack on a popular restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police official Ali Hassan Kulmiye says.

The targeted restaurant is frequented by government security forces and port workers, and Hassan Kulmiye noted that most of the dead were civilians.

The powerful blast could be heard in many parts of the city as it sent a thick plume of black smoke into the sky.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but it bears the hallmarks of home-grown militants al-Shabab.

last updated: 2020-08-04@02:08