At least 11 people were killed in Mogadishu, Somalia when a car bomb exploded near a tea shop, a location where intelligence officers are known to congregate. (Feb. 27)
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Mogadishu, Somalia - February 27, 2014
1. Wide pan of ambulance driving to scene of explosion
2. Wide damaged tea shop and bodies on the ground, zoom into police officer removing debris
3. Wide burnt-out vehicle and ambulance in the background
4. Tight burnt-out vehicle
5. Wide people covering up bodies outside tea shop
6. Wide people looking for friends and relatives among the dead
A car bomb ripped through a tea shop in a normally quiet neighborhood in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Thursday.
Police said the blast, which took place in a location where intelligence officers are known to congregate, killed at least 11 people.
Witnesses said the attacker sped towards the tea shop in a car before detonating the explosives.
The al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab has increased the frequency of attacks in Somalia's capital in recent weeks, raising the spectre of a return to daily violence.
Last week an al-Shabab team attacked the presidential palace with two car bombs and seven gunmen. A car bomb exploded near a UN convoy earlier this month.
After controlling most of Mogadishu for years, al-Shabab was pushed out by African Union forces in August 2011.
However, al-Shabab has increased its pace of attacks in recent weeks, including the use of mortar fire attacks, complex suicide team attacks and even targeted murders.