• Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

Mogadishu is facing a very hard time right now after the attack that took place in a pizza restaurant.

On Tuesday 17-2020, attackers killed five people and injured more than ten . This happened after a suicide bomber attacked a restaurant in Somali’s capital, Mogadishu. Among the dead are some police officers. Witnesses said the attacker walked into the restaurant near a police academy and blew himself up. The attackers killed two police officers. “Many of the people inside were wounded and I personally saw the dead bodies of two people. The whole area was a mess as the blast destroyed everything,” one of the witnesses said. The heavy rain had sent a lot of people into the restaurant to seek shelter. “As I was sipping tea a blast occurred. From there I don’t know what happened,” Mohamed Ahmed said. His legs, hands and head had been hit by fragments from the explosion. Access to the restaurant remains cut off because of the ongoing fighting between Somali security forces.

Mogadishu latest updates

The Somalia based extremist group al-shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack began once again when a car bomb exploded at the restaurant’s gate, on Wednesday night.

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The police say the death toll has risen to at least 14, including foreigners, in an attack that continues at a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the dead include a Syrian man, and two of the attackers, who police say were shot and killed by security forces.

An unknown number of hostages remain in the restaurant and police say the attackers are taking advantage of the darkness after cutting off the electricity.  Police say security forces have shot dead two of the gunmen. They holed up inside the restaurant. However, the police rescued ten people. The attackers were holding them hostage.

An eyewitness says the attackers posing as Somali security forces were wearing military uniforms.

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