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Among the dead was Sahafi owner Abdifatah Abdirashid, whose father was killed in a similar attack on the same hotel three years ago, according to Radio Dalsan.
The Islamists, forced out of the capital in 2011, are fighting to overthrow the internationally backed government.
As per the Voice of America, the incident took place outside a coffee shop on the capital's busiest road.
It was the second car bomb attack this week in the Somali capital after one blew up Thursday outside a popular hotel, killing 14 people.
The car bomb was detonated at a checkpoint after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle, senior police Capt Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press.
Witnesses said the explosion was caused by a car bomb on one of the capital's busiest streets that was packed with people heading home from work.
The U.S. has carried out 35 drone strikes in Somalia this year against al-Shabab and a small but growing presence of Islamic State group-linked fighters.
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the main police academy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday with several people feared dead, police said.
More than 70 critically injured people were airlifted to Turkey for treatment on Monday as international aid began to arrive, officials said.
Somalia's government has yet to release the exact death toll from an explosion many called the most powerful they had ever witnessed in Mogadishu. Officials feared the toll would continue to climb.
Witnesses said the blast led to panic on the capital's busiest road, which runs alongside the police station.
At least nine people were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu today in a car bomb attack claimed by Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab militants, a security source said.