Deadly suicide blast at popular Mogadishu restaurant

2016-01-02 11:41
A Somali soldier (AP)

A Somali soldier (AP)

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Mogadishu - A suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up inside a restaurant in central Mogadishu, not far from the presidential palace, killing at least four people - including the attacker - according to initial reports by local security officials and witnesses.

The Village restaurant - which has now been targeted four times - is popular with government officials, local journalists, businesspeople and ordinary civilians, including Somalis returned from abroad.

So far, most of those reported killed are civilians who were inside the cafe at the time, according to one Somali police officer, Mahad Hussein, who spoke to dpa over phone.

The bombing occurred at about 09:45 local time (06:45 GMT)

"There are fears of more casualties," said the officer.

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