Some reports said as many as six people were killed. Reuters reported five people were killed. Voice of America’s Harun Maruf citing unnamed sources said six people were killed including senior military officer General Abdi Bashir Aden.
Up to ten people were injured.
— Mohamed Bashle (@mohamedbashle) May 8, 2017
“A suicide car bomb was driven into the cafeteria before exploding. We do not know about casualties yet,” police officer Major Aden Ibrahim told Reuters.
— Mohamed-Bishaar (@mbishaar) May 8, 2017
Earlier on Monday, three soldiers were killed after an al-Shabaab roadside bomb exploded 90 km (60 miles) north of Mogadishu, Reuters reported.
On May 4, a US Navy Special Warfare Operator was killed, and two others and an interpreter injured during a joint US/Somali operation against al-Shabaab near , around 64km (40 miles) west of Mogadishu.