Al Shabaab said it is behind a suicide blast in Galkayo city, the regional capital of Mudug province in central Somalia which killed at least 6 people.
In a statement, Al Shabaab said it killed five senior military commanders after a bomber blew up himself in a busy restaurant in the divided town.
The blast occurred after a man with suicide vest detonated the explosives among officers and soldiers sipping tea in the cafe early on Saturday morning.
Abdihukun Abdullahi, the commander of the joint forces which has been recently formed to secure the town of Galkayo was among the dead, while nearly ten have sustained injuries.
The city has witnessed insecurity for the past few years.