A Somali television journalist was killed in a suicide bombing in Mogadishu on Monday evening, police said. 

Abdifatah Moalim Nur Qeys, 33, who was director of Somali Cable TV, was fatally injured by the explosion at a restaurant in the capital, 

with police confirming the attack’s perpetrators were members of militant group al-Shabaab.

“At around 21:00 a Khawarij [al-Shabaab] suicide bomber detonated explosives on people who were having tea outside the Blue Sky restaurant in Bondhere district,” police said in a statement.

They added that four other people were injured outside the restaurant. Al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with al-Qaida, immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on Telegram.

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