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Al-Shabab Bomb Attack Hits Mogadishu Restaurant


A Somali soldier stands near the burnt wreckage of a car, after an explosion, in Mogadishu Somalia, Oct. 1, 2016.

A car bomb targeting Somalia security forces rocked the capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday afternoon.

At least two people were killed and six others were wounded in the explosion, according to security sources.

A security official told VOA Somali that a white Toyota Corolla filled with explosives was detonated outside the Blue Sky restaurant.

The restaurant is used by civilians as well as security forces who work at a nearby prison run by Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency – NISA.

Shortly after the attack, the al-Qaida affiliated al-Shabab terror group took responsibility in a statement published through the group's platform on the encrypted "Telegram" messaging application. The statement said the group