Mogadishu suicide bomber kills 6

Security personnel gather at the scene of an explosion near the entrance of the airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Bomb Blast in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Bomb Blast in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Mogadishu Police said at least six people were killed and several others injured in a suicide bombing near a police academy in Hamr Jajab district, Somalia.

“A suicide bomber blew himself up at a restaurant near a police facility. We can confirm that six people including soldiers were killed in the blast,” a police officer who requested anonymity said.

Ismael Omar, Government spokesman confirmed the blast, saying the attacker targeted security officers who were inside the restaurant.

“There was a suicide bomb blast near the police training academy but I don’t have full information concerning the incident,” Omar said.

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Plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the scene from the distance.

Witnesses said they heard a huge blast at the police academy and ambulances were seen rushing to the scene.

Xinhua/NAN