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Friends To Death, Emotional Send Off For Mogadishu Attack Victims
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Friends To Death, Emotional Send Off For Mogadishu Attack Victims

Five young best friends killed in a suicide bombing attack targeting a popular restaurant on April 3rd were laid to rest in Mogadishu in a sombre burial ceremony. "When you lose friends you spoke to hours back, it hits you differently," said Mohamed Abdinur one of the colleagues who attended the burial. ''We studied and went to school and spend most of our times together,'' he added. On Saturday evening a suicide bomber detonated a bomb attached to his body outside the busy cafe at Shangani district near a police station. six people were killed including an infant and while four others sustained injuries and were rushed to nearby hospitals for medical treatment. The six young men were all in the midst of successful careers and recently graduated from university. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident online. Since 2007 the militant group is fighting to topple the UN-backed fragile government and rule the Horn of African nation. The group affiliated to Al-Qaeda was driven from Mogadishu by African Union troops AMISOM and the Somali National Army (SNA) in 2011 but they still carry out attacks against government officials, AMISOM and civilians.