Suicide bomber kills six in Mogadishu ice-cream parlour

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing six people and wounding eight, an official said.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, but the Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in the capital and elsewhere.

The group is allied with al Qaeda and wants to rule Somalia according to its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.

The Gelato Divino parlour is located near K4 Junction in the heart of Mogadishu, near the international airport.

"A suicide bomber blew up himself in the ice-cream restaurant," information ministry spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar said. "Six people died and eight others were injured."

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Elias Biryabarema)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In World

EU says AstraZeneca's explanation of decision to slow COVID-19 vaccine supplies inadequate -EU commissioner
Interview: ILO warns of "uncertain and uneven recovery" of global labor market
Foreign exchange rate of Euro to other currencies
Kenya economy expected to grow by 6.4 pct in 2021
European Commission proposes to tighten EU travel restrictions
Across China: In China's Xinjiang, bridge for villagers offers convenience, warmth
UK records another 22,195 coronavirus cases, 592 deaths
1st LD: Xi says China to ensure Beijing Winter Olympics complete success
Divisiveness, politicization of pandemic in U.S. is key lesson to learn: top immunologist
Internet use by businesses in Malta up 10 pct in 2020: statistics office

Stories You'll Enjoy