At least two people have been killed and five others wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device inside a cafe in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.
The bombing on Thursday targeted a tea shop near a crowded junction in northern Mogadishu which was reportedly frequented by members of the Somali security forces as well as civilians.
The early-evening attack, which sent debris flying outside, killed two members of the security forces and injured five people, said Mohamed Ali, a traffic policeman who was at the scene.
#Solmalia: Suicide explosion has reportedly killed five people including civilians, federal government soldiers at teashop close to Mogadishu’s Jubba Junctio, capital city of Somalia . pic.twitter.com/McQLD64Ibp
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