Two members of the security forces were killed and five other people were injured in the blast, which was reported by the al-Shabab group.
At least two people were killed and five others injured after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device inside a cafe in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.
Thursday’s attack targeted a tea shop near a busy crossing in northern Mogadishu that was reportedly frequented by members of the Somali security forces and civilians.
The afternoon attack, which threw debris outside, killed two members of the security forces and injured five people, said Mohamed Ali, a traffic policeman at the scene.
“Pieces of metal and destroyed plastic seats were scattered throughout the area,” said Abdukadir Sagaalle, a witness.
Al-Shabab, an al Qaeda-linked group fighting to overthrow the internationally backed government of Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Last month, the armed group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in a crowded tea shop in Mogadishu that killed at least 10 people and injured dozens.
The group controlled most of the Somali capital until 2011, when it was driven out by Somali troops backed by African Union soldiers, but it still has territory in the countryside.