Car bomb explodes at restaurant near police academy in Somali capital

File photo of the scene of a blast outside the compound of a district headquarters in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP)

A car bomb exploded at a restaurant near the police academy in the Somali capital on Thursday evening, police said, the latest in a string of attacks in the city.

“A car bomb parked at a restaurant exploded. The restaurant is behind the police academy. So far we do not know the casualties,” Major Mohamed Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters.

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