Al-Shabab suspected in deadly Somalia bombing

Police say at least eight people were killed in bombing targeting government offices in Mogadishu.

    Al-Shabab suspected in deadly Somalia bombing
    Police have accused al-Shabab of carrying out several large-scale attacks throughout Somalia this year [Reuters]

    At least eight people have been killed after a remotely-controlled bomb exploded in a busy restaurant in the Somali capital, according to police and local witnesses.

    Police suspect Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group of planting the bomb in the Dayniile district of Mogadishu on Friday, though al-Shabab did not immediately claim responsibility for the attack.

    "The remotely controlled bomb targeted government forces. Eight people died, including three soldiers," Major Kadar Mohamed, a senior police officer, told Reuters news agency.

    "I could see several motionless people lying on the scene," said Fatuma Hassan, a mother of three who was near the bomb blast. "The whole place was ruined and stained with blood."

    Al-Shabab fighters were pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 by African Union peacekeeping troops, but the group has carried out several large-scale attacks on prominent targets over the past year.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    When somebody dies lonely and alone, Miyu Kojima steps in to clean their home and organise the mementos of their life.

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    Much of India's media spurns a scoop about the son of PM Modi's right-hand man. Plus, NFL as platform for race politics.