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Suicide bomber kills 3, including child, in Somali capital

September 09, 2020 - 8:54 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali official says a suicide bomber killed at least three civilians, including a young boy, at a restaurant in Somalia's capital Wednesday evening.

Ismail Mukhtar, spokesman for Somalia’s information ministry, told The Associated Press that seven other people were injured when the bomber detonated a suicide vest outside the restaurant near a security checkpoint close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

Ambulance sirens could be heard as police officers sealed off the area, according to Col. Ahmed Aden, a police officer.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. However, the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group often carries out such attacks.

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