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Suicide attack in Somali capital kills 5

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MOGADISHU, 03 September 2018 [Fik/News Sources]: At least five people, including three police officers, were killed and 14 others, including six children, injured Sunday in a suicide car bomb blast in Mogadishu, officials said.

Police officer Bashir Hassan said the blast occurred in the Howlwadag district in the Somali capital.

"Five people, including three soldiers, civilians and the attacker, were killed in the attack" Hassan said.

Sallah Hassan Omar, spokesman for municipality of Mogadishu also confirmed the casualties.

The Somali-based insurgent group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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