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Three Killed In Restaurant Suicide Bomb Attack In Somalia

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Three Killed In Restaurant Suicide Bomb Attack In Somalia

A bomb explosion at a restaurant in Somalia`s capital, Mogadishu has killed at least three persons after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the restaurant. Seven persons are also reported injured.

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Information ministry spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar said the suicide bomber had targeted civilians in the restaurant. The bomber was said to have walked among restaurant patrons and detonated himself killing three civilians.

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Witnesses say, the heavy blast sent many to the hospital, some seriously wounded.

Al-Shabab, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda, has often conducted similar attacks in Somalia`s capital city, Mogadishu.

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