Car bomb kills at least four in Mogadishu


At least four people are reported dead after a car bomb went off in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

AP reports a police source from the country to say the blast also left more than 10 others injured.

The car had been parked outside a restaurant near the city’s port.

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

Somalia’s government recently declared a new offensive against al-Shabab, which has targeted military facilities, hotels and the presidential palace in recent months in Mogadishu.

Earlier in the year, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo declared that he would crush the terror group.

The president gave the insurgents 60 days to surrender ahead of a fresh offensive.