No group has yet claimed responsibility for attack

Mohammed Dhaysane  

Suicide attack kills at least 10 in Somali capital: Police

MOGADISHU, Somalia,

At least 10 people were killed and several others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a tea shop in Mogadishu’s Wadajir neighborhood on Tuesday evening, said the police.

Dadir Hassan, a police officer in the capital Mogadishu, told Anadolu Agency over the phone that the suicide bomber targeted a busy tea shop near a major military base in Mogadishu.

“It is early to announce the actual number of people who were killed or wounded in the attack but so far we know that at least 10 people including soldiers were killed,” Hassan said.

Several people, most of them civilians, were also wounded in the suicide bombing and they were rushed to hospitals for treatment, he said.

The police officer added that security forces from different agencies of the government rushed to the scene and investigations are currently underway.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the Tuesday evening suicide attack in Mogadishu but the police blamed al-Shabaab terrorists for being behind the attack.

Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, was behind a truck-bombing attack in October 2017 in Mogadishu that took some 600 lives, the worst attack in the nation’s history.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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