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Suicide bomber kills 1 in Mogadishu,Somalia

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber killed himself and one civilian in a bombing of a restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Saturday that the bomber, who sat among diners, wounded three other people at the Village Restaurant near the national theater.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the bombing, but the Somali based al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab extremist group often carry out such attacks.

Mogadishu has seen a series of attacks by the militant group which is fighting the government and the African Union forces supporting it.

Al-Shabab rebels were ousted from Mogadishu, in 2011 and have been pushed out of key cities, but they are not yet defeated and the government remains weak.

Somalia Bombing, gun attack at Mogadishu hotel kills at least 6

Security personnel stand guard at the scene of the car bomb attack.

Gunmen raided a hotel in Somalia’s capital after detonating a car bomb outside the building Friday, killing at least six people and sparking a gunbattle with security forces, a police officer at the scene said. Security forces and the assailants … read more