Suicide bombing kills three, injures two in Somali capital: Police

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A suicide bomb blast in Somalia’s capital city Mogadishu killed three people and injured two others, Somali authorities said on Tuesday, with the militant group al-Shabab claiming responsibility for the attack.

While being pursued by police, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Al Hindi restaurant in Mogadishu’s Hamar Weyne district, police spokesman Sadik Ali said.

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The al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab group said in a statement that the blast had targeted local security officials. It said there were casualties, without providing a number.

Al-Shabab frequently attacks military outposts and civilian and government targets as part of a campaign to topple Somalia’s government and establish its own rule based on its interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.

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