Somalia: several killed and injured in suicide blast in Mogadishu

Somalia: several killed and injured in suicide blast in Mogadishu

At least four people have been killed and 10 others injured on Tuesday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu in a suicide bombing at a tea-shop near a military base, state-run SONNA news agency reported.

Patrons, who included both soldiers and civilians, were sipping tea when the bomber blew himself up, Reuters quotes local residents as saying.

The Nacnac base outside which the blast occurred is located near a Turkish military garrison which helps to train Somali troops.

Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility of the attack.

“A mujahid bomber targeted the tea shop in which there were Somali soldiers trained by Turkey,” al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman Abdiasis Abu Musab said.

Al Shabaab which wants to topple Somalia’s central government and establish its own rule based on its own strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law, frequently carries out bombings and gun assaults in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia.

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