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Two Dead in Mogadishu Restaurant Blast

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At least two people have died in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, where a suicide bomber detonated himself inside a restaurant popular with journalists and government officials Saturday.

A VOA reporter said the incident took place at the Village restaurant, near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

The bomber killed himself and one other person, and injured at least four others.

Several journalists fled the scene before the blast. They told VOA they had seen the bomber struggling to set off his explosive device.

The Village restaurant was the scene of two previous attacks three years ago — one in September 2012, when 15 people were killed, and the second one in November of the same year, in which four people died in twin explosions near the restaurant.

Some information is from Reuters and AFP.