Somalia car bomb kills 10 at a cafe

February 9th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Mogadishu, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Islamic group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility of the bomb blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The police has confirmed that 10 people were killed in the blast which also injured 20 people.

The explosion took place at a café in the Mogadishu. Police have ruled the incident as a suicide attack. The incident took place near Hotel Muna which was also bombed in August 2010.

Officials say three of the victims died later at the hospital. Seven people were killed on the spot when the incident happened. They report that a car loaded with explosives was parked outside the café. The blast occurred on Wednesday when people had gathered at the café to take drinks.

An official was quoted by the AFP as saying that, “There was a heavy explosion, a car full of explosives was detonated.”

Somalia is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The African nation is without a functioning government. The UN-appointed government controls only the capital.

Al-Shabab is fighting to impose Islamic rule in the country. The group is linked to al-Qaeda and they have killed several people since they launched a fight on the central government.

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