6 killed, 4 injured in suicide bombing in Somalia

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File:People walk past wreckage at the scene of a bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Police say a suicide bomber died and a number of civilians were wounded when a vehicle exploded near a checkpoint outside the presidential palace in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

At least six people were killed and four others wounded in a suicide bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday evening.

Ismael Mukhtar Omar, spokesman in the ministry of information, said three women and a child were among those killed when a suicide bomber blew up himself at a restaurant in the vicinity of Shangani of Mogadishu.

“Six people, among them three women and a child, were killed and four others injured this evening when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a tea shop in Shangani neighborhood,” Omar told Xinhua over phone.

People walk past wreckage at the scene of a bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Police say a suicide bomber died and a number of civilians were wounded when a vehicle exploded near a checkpoint outside the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

He said the motive of the suicide bomber had not been established but sources said he could have targeted a police station or a government ministry, which are located near the scene.

The latest attack came hours after Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed more than 85 al-Shabab fighters and arrested 15 others in early Saturday’s terrorist attacks on two SNA bases in the Lower Shabelle region.

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