Death toll of Mogadishu’s café attack rises to 18

The death of the Friday’s suicide bomb attack at café in Somali capital, which was claimed by the Somali militant group AL-Shabab, has risen to 18, officials said

Witnesses initially reported that 6 people were killed, after Al-Shabaab suicide bomber on Friday, wearing explosive vest, has blown himself up at  a Cafe at the Juba intersection not too far away from Somalia’s national intelligence and security agency headquarters.

Health officials reported that at least 30 others were wounded on Friday’s attack.

Two among the injuries at admitted Madina Hospital succumbed to their injuries, local media reported.

Al-Shabaab took the credit for the attack.

The attack comes as security alerts warned possible attacks in the capital earlier this week. Also the attack follows few days after Somali government released election  timetable.

PM and leaders of Jubbaland, Southwest, Galmudug, Puntland, HirShabelle and Mogadishu Mayor agreed to the preparation of polling stations and electoral delegates selected by the clan elders to be concluded by 10th August.

The election of members of the country’s upper legislative chamber which will take place at the regional assemblies is slated for July 25.