Somalia suicide bomber detonates in tea shop, killing 2

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has walked into a tea shop in Somalia's capital and detonated, killing at least two people

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has walked into a tea shop in Somalia's capital and detonated, killing at least two people.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber, posing as a pedestrian, entered the shop and detonated his vest among the crowd.

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility. It often targets the capital.

The blast shattered a period of calm amid a large security presence in Mogadishu that officials had said prevented al-Shabab from smuggling explosives-rigged vehicles into the city.