Somali police say at least three people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the capital Mogadishu today (Monday).

Iran PressAfrica: Somali police said Monday night that a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least two people and wounding one.

According to the report, the explosion took place at the entrance of a restaurant that was mainly hosted by government officials and was crowded at the time.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the blast, but al-Shabaab is believed to be behind it. 

Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, has so far claimed responsibility for most of the bombings and terrorist attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries.

The terrorist group has been trying to overthrow the Somali central government since 2007.

Al-Shabaab was ousted from Mogadishu in 2011 by the Somali army and African Union troops.

However, al-Shabaab still controls large parts of Somalia's rural areas.


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