27 Feb '14, 8pm

Shabaab suicide bomber kills 12 in Mogadishu

Shabaab launched another suicide attack today in Mogadishu. The attack targeted security and intelligence personnel at a cafe outside a base in the capital. Garowe Online reports: According to witnesses, a speedy car hit a busy restaurant near a security checkpoint at the entrance to Habar-khadijo intelligence base in Mogadishu's Shibis district. "I saw 12 bodies lying motionless on the ground and other 8 people were wounded in the thunderous explosion. The security forces immediately cordoned off the roads leading to the scene of the attack," an eyewitness told Garowe Online. Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, quickly claimed credit for the attack, and said more are to come. "Today's blast was part of our operations in Mogadishu and we shall continue," Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab told Reuters . Today's suicide attack is the third in the capital in ...

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