Africa Somalia: At least 5 killed in bomb blast at a restaurant

Somalia: At least 5 killed in bomb blast at a restaurant

Somali soldiers patrol near the scene of explosion outside a restaurant in Mogadishu on April 9, 2016.
Somali soldiers patrol near the scene of explosion outside a restaurant in Mogadishu on April 9, 2016.

A witness says a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in the Somali capital has killed at least five people.

Mohamed Mahdi said he saw five bloodied people lying outside the restaurant, which is located close to the local government’s headquarters.

Another witness, shopkeeper Yusuf Ali, said the bombing targeted a busy area where there were many shoppers nearby.

The blast happened as the restaurant in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district was packed with customers at lunchtime.

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