Car Bomb Outside Restaurant in Somali Capital Kills Four People

A car bomb killed four people when it detonated outside a restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police said.

At least five people were injured by the blast outside the Rajo restaurant in the northern Beehaani neighborhood, Said Nur, a police officer, said by phone from the city. The blast destroyed perimeter walls next to the restaurant, he said.

Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group, has waged an insurgency in the Horn of Africa nation since 2006 in a bid to impose a strict version of Islamic law. While the group has lost ground since being driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 by government and African Union forces, it continues to stage deadly gun and bomb attacks.

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