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Scores dead in Mogadishu restaurant blast


New report from Somalia say an explosion near a restaurant in the capital Mogadishu has left 11 people dead.

Media reports say the car bomb exploded at a restaurant near the presidential palace on Tuesday.

Mahad Mohamed, a police officer at the scene told Xinhua website that the car exploded at the entrance of a busy restaurant, which is barely 50 meters away from Central Hotel which was a scene of another deadly attack in February which killed at least 20 people.

The death toll rose from three to six and now to 11 people while more 10 are said to have been injured.

Ambulances took wounded people to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The site of the explosion, an area frequented by government officials, has now been cordoned off by security.

Only yesterday, militants blew up a UN vehicle killing at least seven UN staff including a Ugandan.

Abdirizak Omar, the Minister of Internal Security of Somalia confirmed the attack but denied that Presidential Palace has been attacked too.

He said ambulances, police, heavily armed troops on site and many more were enroute.

“Troops secured site. No official number of casualties. We wholeheartedly condemn these futile attacks. Injured enroute to hospital,” Omar said in a tweet.


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