Car bomb attack kills six in Mogadishu

At least six people were killed and about 10 injured Monday in a car bomb attack in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, a police officer on the scene told AFP.

Bursts of gunfire followed the attack, which targeted the Italian Coffee cafeteria, located near the passport office. A Reuters photographer saw five dead bodies sprawled on the ground at the scene of the blast.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab often carries out attacks in the capital and beyond. “A suicide car bomb was driven into the cafeteria before exploding. We do not know about casualties yet,” Major Aden Ibrahim, a police officer, told Reuters. Al Shabaab was not immediately reachable for comment. In recent years, the Al Qaeda-linked group has lost large swathes of its territory to African Union peacekeepers supporting the U.N.-backed government.

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