“The horrific and callous attack by al-Shabab terrorists shows they targeted innocent people which makes it our duty to co-operate together to fight terrorism,’’ Prime Minister Mohamed Roble said in a statement.
A suicide bomber wrapped in an explosive vest blew himself up at a tea restaurant in Mogadishu’s Shibis district.
The ministry said the terrorist group has once again proven that its violence has no bounds and will kill indiscriminately.
“Al-Shabab only strives to cause pain, destruction and chaos.
An investigation into Friday evening’s attack by suspected al-Shabab militants is still ongoing to establish the motive of the attack.
It said that the Somali National Army and Special Forces, Danab will work tirelessly for the people of Somalia to live in peace, prosperity and free from al-Shabab’s indiscriminate crimes.
The militant group was routed from Mogadishu in 2011 by the allied forces and has had to abandon most of its strongholds.
But it still controls vast rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia.