Suicide bomber kills six in Mogadishu

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A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing six people and wounding eight, an official said.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, but the Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in the capital and elsewhere.

The attack occurred just hours after acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller visited Mogadishu to meet the U.S. ambassador and military personnel.

The Gelato Divino parlour is located near K4 Junction in the heart of Mogadishu, near the international airport.

“A suicide bomber blew up himself in the ice-cream restaurant,” information ministry spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar said.

“Six people died and eight others were injured,” he added.

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