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Blast in Somali Capital Kills at Least 5

Blast in Somali Capital Kills at Least 5

At least 5 people were killed and 10 others were wounded in Mogadishu when a car loaded with explosives blew up outside a popular cafe on Wednesday evening, witnesses said.

The attack, the second of its kind in two days in the Somali capital, took place around 7 p.m. in a parking area at the cafe, where mostly students gather.

Abdirahman Omar, a law student, said the police sealed off the area right after the explosives went off.

The Somali government did not comment on the attack, for which the Shabab, the Islamist militant group, claimed responsibility.

Read More:Blast in Somali Capital Kills at Least 5 – NYTimes.com.

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