Car bomb hits busy restaurant in Somali capital: police

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 21, 2015 6:23 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber on Tuesday rammed a car laden with explosives into a busy restaurant in the center of capital Mogadishu, police said.

"A policeman opened fire to stop the car bomb but it was all in vain. The policeman died and the car bomb rammed into the gate in the busy restaurant," Major Farah Hussein, a police officer at the scene of the attack, told Reuters.

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"Drums of petrol are also burning, it is too early to give casualty figures," he added.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh, Writing by Drazen Jorgic, Editing by Robin Pomeroy)