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Car bomb hits Mogadishu cafe, killing 5, say Somalia police |

Car bomb hits Mogadishu cafe, killing 5, say Somalia police
Car bomb hits Mogadishu cafe, killing 5, say Somalia police Mon, 08 May 2017 14:03:20 EDT

A car bomb has exploded at a cafe in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, Monday evening, killing at least five people and injuring 10 others, according to a Somali police officer.

The car bomb parked outside Bar Italia was detonated near people sitting outside the cafe which is close to Somalia's immigration department, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein.

Al-Shabab, Somalia's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels who are linked to al-Qaida, have claimed responsibility for the blast.

Despite being ousted from most cities and towns, al-Shabab continue to carry out deadly attacks in Mogadishu and across large parts of Somalia.

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