Five killed in blast outside restaurant in Mogadishu

, 5:34 PM IST

Mogadishu (Somalia) At least five people were killed in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in the Somali capital.

Mohamed Mahdi, an eyewitness, said he saw five people lying outside the restaurant, which is located close to the local government’s headquarters, reports abc News.

Another eyewitness Yusuf Ali said the bombing targeted a busy area where there were many shoppers nearby.

The blast happened near the restaurant in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district when it was packed with customers at lunchtime. (ANI)