Islamist group says behind car bomb in Somalia

by Reuters
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:35 GMT

MOGADISHU, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Thursday that police said killed at least 10 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu and threatened more attacks.

"We are responsible for the car bomb blast," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab's military operations spokesman, told Reuters, saying the attack had killed 11 members of the security forces and injured 15 others.

"We targeted the national security forces who were sitting in the tea shop. Today's blast was part of our operations in Mogadishu and we shall continue," he added. (Reporting by Feisal Omar; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by George Obulutsa)