Car bomb in Somalia's capital kills at least seven

A Somali police official says a car bomb has killed at least seven people and wounded 10 others at a popular cafe in the capital.

PTI| Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 00:19 AM IST

Mogadishu: A Somali police official says a car bomb has killed at least seven people and wounded 10 others at a popular cafe in the capital.

Mohammed Hussein, a senior police official on Sunday said the blast struck the Aroma cafe in Mogadishu.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but suspicion has fallen on the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants who have vowed to avenge the death of their leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in early September in a US airstrike.

Godane has been replaced by Ahmed Omar, also known as Abu Ubeid.

Al-Shabab has continued to carry out attacks on Somalia's capital despite being pushed out of Mogadishu by African Union forces supporting Somalia's weak UN-backed government in August 2011.