Four killed in Somalia blast

Mogadishu, Oct 1 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and several injured in an explosion outside a restaurant in the Somalia capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said.

A senior police official told Xinhua at the scene that a car laden with explosives detonated outside the Blue Sky Restaurant which is located near a prison run by the National Intelligence and Security Agency.

A witness said that a huge explosion was heard followed by a large plume of smoke rising from the area.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Somalia’s Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab often carries out similar attacks in the country.