1. At least 18 killed in Somalia restaurant attack

At least 18 killed in Somalia restaurant attack

A suicide car bombing and assault by Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended today morning with 18 dead, a government spokesman said.

By: | Mogadishu | Updated: June 15, 2017 1:57 PM
Gunmen, Somalia, restaurant siege, Somalia restaurant siege, gunmen killed, hostage situation, hostage situation underway, hostage inside a restaurant, extremist group al-Shabaab, Gunmen posing as military forces Gunmen posing as military forces launched the attack, which began when a car bomb exploded at the gate, reports The Guardian. (Representative Image/Reuters)

A suicide car bombing and assault by Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu ended today morning with 18 dead, a government spokesman said. “The operation is over now and the gunmen were killed by the security forces,” said Mohamed Ahmed Arab, spokesman for Somalia’s security ministry. “They have attacked business places and killed innocent civilians: 18 civilians were killed, including a Syrian national, and more than 10 others were wounded,” he said.

The attack began at around 8pm (17.00GMT) on Wednesday evening with a suicide car bombing at the Post Treats restaurant and club, after which gunmen stormed inside the nearby Pizza House restaurant. Both venues are popular with affluent, young and diaspora Somalis and were busy as customers broke the Ramadan fast. The gunmen spent the night roaming the restaurant killing those they found trapped before they were eventually killed by the security forces.

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