3 killed in suicide bombing near Somalia's presidential palace

MOGADISHU, Sept. 9 — At least three people were killed and seven others injured in a suicide car bombing in Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, a government official confirmed.

Ismael Mukhtar Omar, government spokesman, said a suicide bomber who blew himself up targeted Blue Sky restaurant in central Mogadishu.

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“Three people were killed and seven others injured in suicide bombing outside Blue Sky restaurant,” Omar said in a brief statement.

Witnesses said the suicide bomber blew up himself outside the restaurant near the heavily fortified presidential palace in Mogadishu.

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The latest explosion came after a security warning of an imminent terror attack in the restive capital. (Xinhua)