Car bomb outside Mogadishu cafe kills four people

At least four people were killed in a car bomb blast outside of a cafe in Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said.

The explosion in the Shibis district of Somalia's capital took place around 1:45 pm (1045 GMT) and also wounded five people.

Islamic militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on its Radio Andalus, saying it was targeting government soldiers who were inside the Cafe Rajo for lunch.

Police officer Ali Hassan said that non-government soldiers were harmed in the attack. Witness Hilowle Ahmed, however, said that all the dead and wounded were civilians.

Last update: Sat, 09/04/2016 - 15:29

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