5 Killed in Somalia Bomb Blast

5 Killed in Somalia Bomb Blast

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A witness says a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in the Somali capital has killed at least five people.

Mohamed Mahdi said he saw five bloodied people lying outside the restaurant, which is located close to the local government's headquarters.

Another witness, shopkeeper Yusuf Ali, said the bombing targeted a busy area where there were many shoppers nearby.

The blast happened as the restaurant in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district was packed with customers at lunchtime.