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.