A suicide bombing at a tea-shop near a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, killed at least four people and injured 10 others on Tuesday, state-run SONNA news agency said.
Islamist group al Shabaab that frequently carries out bombings and gun assaults in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia claimed responsibility.
The group wants to topple Somalia’s central government and establish its own rule based on its own strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.
Patrons, who included both soldiers and civilians, were sipping tea when the bomber blew himself up, local residents said.
The Nacnac base outside which the blast occurred is located near a Turkish military garrison which helps to train Somali troops.