Thursday 19 April 2018

Somalia Beach-Front Restaurant Attack Leaves 25 People Dead

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:24 -- Henri Ahyite

At least 25 people died when suspected Islamist militants attacked a beach-front restaurant and a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The siege by at least five gunmen began at about 7 p.m. on Thursday with a car-bomb explosion and ended in the early hours of this morning, Captain Mohamed Aloley, a police officer in the city, said in an interview. The authorities suspect al-Shabaab carried out the attack and the mastermind of the raid is in custody, the National Intelligence and Security Agency said in a statement broadcast on state radio.