Three killed, five hurt in Mogadishu car explosion

Mogadishu, April 10 (IANS) At least three people were killed and five others seriously injured in a car bomb explosion near a busy eatery in Shibis district in capital Mogadishu, officials said on Saturday.

Spokesman of the local government, Abdifitah Omar Halane said the blast occurred when a car placed near the restaurant exploded, Xinhua reported.

Eye witnesses said the casualties might be more than the mentioned number. Al-Shabaab militants claimed the responsibility of the latest terrorist attack.

The attack by Islamist militants came as the Somali security has stepped up military operations in the capital Mogadishu.

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