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Somalia: 4 teens, 1 baby dead in capital suicide blast

4 more people injured as bomber blows himself up near busy restaurant in Mogadishu’s Shangani district, says official

Mohammed Dhaysane   | 03.04.2021
Somalia: 4 teens, 1 baby dead in capital suicide blast FILE PHOTO

MOGADISHU, Somalia

Four teenagers and an infant have been killed and at least four more people were injured in a suicide attack in Somalia’s capital on Saturday evening, an official said.

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a busy restaurant in Mogadishu’s Shangani district, according to police spokesperson Sadaq Adan Ali.

“At around 19:00 tonight, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a tea party gathering young people. The casualties are 6 dead (4 teenagers, 1 infant and suicide bomber) and 4 others injured,” he said in a statement released to the media.

Shangani is a high-security area of the capital that houses the ministries of internal security and sports and youth affairs.

A police station is also located near the area where the bombing occurred.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing, but the al-Shabaab terror group has been behind most recent attacks in the Somali capital.

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