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Somalia suicide bomb attack : conflicting reports on causalities

Somalia suicide bomb attack : conflicting reports on causalities

Somalia

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Mogadishu, on Saturday leaving three people injured according to AFP. Reuters reports, at least three dead.

Source say said the bomber, who died, detonated his bomb in the Village Restaurant, an establishment frequented by mostly journalists and government officials.

“There were several journalists and other people in the restaurant when the bomber blew himself up, but thanks to God he is the only one to have been killed in the blast and three civilians were injured,” said Abdulahi Ibrahim, a senior police official.

“There was a big explosion and I saw injured people,” another witness said. “It was journalists who drank tea. They fled after having been suspicious of the man who had seen clinging to his chest.”

There were several journalists and other people in the restaurant when the bomber blew himself up, but thanks to God he is the only one to have been killed in the blast and three civilians were injured

The Restaurant Village had already been the target of an attack carried out by two suicide bombers in September 2012, which had a dozen dead.

No group has has claimed responsibilty for the attack but the Al-Shabaab Somali Islamists affiliated with al Qaeda, regularly conduct such operations in Mogadishu.

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