Car bomb hits busy restaurant in Somali capital: police

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MOGADISHU – A suspected bomber Tuesday rammed a car laden explosives into a busy restaurant the centre of capital Mogadishu, police said.

“A opened fire to stop the car bomb but it was all in vain. The policeman died and the car bomb rammed into the gate in the busy restaurant,” Major Farah Hussein, a police officer at the scene of the attack, told Reuters.

“Drums of petrol are also burning, it is too early to give casualty figures,” he added.

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