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Bomber dies in Mogadishu blast

March 1, 2013 at 4:50 PM   |   Comments

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 1 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the entrance of a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing himself and injuring seven people, police said.

The device exploded as the bomber was denied entrance to Indian Ocean, a popular seaside restaurant, as another bomb exploded inside, police officer Abdi Yasin Hassan said.

Last month a bomb was set off in the same area, killing a security guard, CNN said.

The Somali Shabelle Media Network said such attacks are typically carried out by the militant group al-Shabaab, which linked to al-Qaida.

Al-Shabaab was forced out of Mogadishu in 2011 but is often found responsible for roadside bombings and suicide attacks.

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