UPDATE: Four killed in suicide explosion in Mogadishu

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MOGADISHU, Somalia— At least four people have been killed and seven others injured in car bomb explosion on Wednesday in Somali capital Mogadishu.

The explosion caused by a parked car laden with explosives detonated outside a restaurant near Wabari police station in the capital, police said.

Zakio Hussein, police spokeswoman says four people had been killed after suicide explosion.

Hussein urged the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities and vehicles to police via our 991 hotline.

Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed, a witness says rescue workers evacuated seven people he victims into hospital.

It is unclear the target of the explosion.

The attack comes hours after bomb explosive fitted into car exploded at Maka Al Mukarama road in Mogadishu.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bomb attack.

But, such attacks are often carried out by al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.

The deadliest Islamic organization in Africa – Al Shabaab was accused of carrying truck bomb attack in 2017, which left over 500 people dead.

The group was ousted out of Mogadishu capital in 2011, but it still hold large swaths in south and central Somalia.

The al Qaeda linked group has been fighting more than ten years to topple the weak-western backed government of Somalia.

 

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