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A blast at a seaside restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu killed six people on Friday.

Iran PressAfrica: An ambulance service official told that six people were killed on Friday by a blast at a seaside near a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

According to Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of Aamin Ambulance Service, "so far, we have carried six dead civilians and seven others injured," Reuters reported.

Somalia's group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the blast and said they were targeting "security officers and politicians of the apostate government." 

Al Shabaab frequently bombings in Mogadishu and elsewhere as part of its war against the Horn of Africa's central government.

Last week hundreds of Somali lawmakers were finally sworn into office, paving the way for them to pick the country's new leader. This process has been delayed for months amid a power struggle between the current president and the prime minister.


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