MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — 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.
Al-Shabab, Somalia's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels who are linked to al-Qaida, have claimed responsibility for the blast.
Despite being ousted from most cities and towns, al-Shabab continue to carry out deadly attacks in Mogadishu and across large parts of Somalia.