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Car bomb in Somalia's capital strikes popular cafe, killing at least 7 and wounding 10

  • Somalis carry away a body from the scene of a car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A car bomb exploded outside the popular Aroma cafe in Somalia's capital killing at least 11 people and wounding a number of others, a senior police official said Sunday, adding that the bomb was believed to have been detonated by remote control. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somalis carry away a body from the scene of a car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A car bomb exploded outside the popular Aroma cafe in Somalia's capital killing at least 11 people and wounding a number of others, a senior police official said Sunday, adding that the bomb was believed to have been detonated by remote control. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Somali security forces and others attend the scene of a car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A car bomb exploded outside the popular Aroma cafe in Somalia's capital killing at least 11 people and wounding a number of others, a senior police official said Sunday, adding that the bomb was believed to have been detonated by remote control. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somali security forces and others attend the scene of a car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A car bomb exploded outside the popular Aroma cafe in Somalia's capital killing at least 11 people and wounding a number of others, a senior police official said Sunday, adding that the bomb was believed to have been detonated by remote control. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

A Somali police official says a car bomb has killed at least seven people and wounded 10 others at a popular cafe in the capital.

Mohammed Hussein, a senior police official, said Sunday the blast struck the Aroma cafe in Mogadishu. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but suspicion has fallen on the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants who have vowed to avenge the death of their leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in early September in a U.S. airstrike. Godane has been replaced by Ahmed Omar, also known as Abu Ubeid.

Al-Shabab has continued to carry out attacks on Somalia's capital despite being pushed out of Mogadishu by African Union forces supporting Somalia's weak U.N.-backed government in August 2011.