Restaurant hit by deadly suicide attack in Somalia

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At least two dead in explosion at restaurant frequented by journalists, near Mogadishu’s presidential palace.

No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack that targeted the Village restaurant often frequented by journalists [EPA]
No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack that targeted the Village restaurant often frequented by journalists [EPA]

At least two people have been killed and two others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a restaurant near the presidential palace in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu.

No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack that targeted the Village restaurant often frequented by journalists and government officials and which has previously been attacked by the al-Shabab armed group.

Somali police officer Mahad Hussein said that the bombing occurred at about 9:45am local time (0645 GMT).

“There are fears of more casualties,” the officer told DPA news agency.

A witness, Burhan Diini, said he saw several wounded victims after the attack. “Ambulances were seen rushing to the scene. Security forces surrounded the area,” he said.

The attack comes nearly two months after a hotel was bombed in Mogadishu killing at least 15 people, including an Al Jazeera contributor, Mustaf Abdi Noor.

The hotel attack was claimed by al-Shabab.

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