A suicide bomber blew himself up in Somalia, killing at least seven people
At least seven dead, dozens injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a tea shop in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
The spokesman of the Somali police, Sadiq Ali, said that five people were killed and six were injured in the explosion. According to him, the attacker was a member of Al-Qaeda.
The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack in a message published through its Arabic branch of the Shahada news agency. According to al-Shabaab, 11 people were killed and 18 wounded.
The attack took place at a checkpoint on the road leading to Parliament and the presidential residence, while the shop was being visited by soldiers.
In June, al-Shabaab, which seeks to overthrow the central government and impose its own interpretation of Islamic law, killed 54 Ugandan soldiers at their base southwest of Mogadishu.