The Police in Somalia have said no fewer than six people were killed and several others injured in a suicide bombing targeting a restaurant near a police academy in Mogadishu’s Hamr Jajab district.
“A suicide bomber blew himself up at a restaurant near police facility. We can confirm that six people including soldiers were killed in the blast,” a police officer who requested anonymity said.
Ismael Omar, Government spokesman confirmed the blast, saying the attacker targeted security officers who were inside the restaurant.
“There was a suicide bomb blast near the police training academy but I don’t have full information concerning the incident,” Omar said.
Plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the scene from the distance.
Witnesses said they heard a huge blast at the police academy and ambulances were seen rushing to the scene.
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