MOGADISHU, Somalia – A car bomb has exploded at a cafe in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, Monday evening, killing at least five people and injuring 10 others, according to a Somali police officer.
The car bomb parked outside Bar Italia was detonated near people sitting outside the cafe which is close to Somalia’s immigration department, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. However such attacks are often carried out by al-Shabab, Somalia’s homegrown Islamic extremist rebels who are linked to al-Qaida.
Despite being ousted from most cities and towns, al-Shabab continue to carry out deadly attacks in Mogadishu and across large parts of Somalia.