Xinhua News Agency, Nairobi, March 7th Mogadishu News: Somali police said on the 7th that a restaurant near the Somali presidential palace exploded on the same day, killing at least four people and injuring nine others.
According to local police officer Mohamed Abdul, the Xinhua News Agency confirmed that the explosion seriously damaged the restaurant and many nearby vehicles. The number of casualties may rise further.
The police have now blocked the scene of the explosion. It is reported that the police have arrested a suspect related to the attack.
Extreme organization Somali Youth Party announced the bombing attack, claiming to have killed at least six Somali government soldiers.
The Somali Youth Party is an extremist organization associated with Al Qaeda and has launched terrorist attacks in Somalia and its neighbors several times in recent years. On the 28th of last month, the Mecca Hotel in Mogadishu was attacked by a youth party car bomb, killing 36 people and injuring 60 others.