Mogadishu Somalia Restaurants
At least 31 people are dead after Somali security forces ended an attack on a popular restaurant in the capital Mogadishu early Thursday morning, killing five attackers. At least five people, including three military personnel, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the restaurant, a military official said. The Somali capital Mogadag was overrun by security forces on Wednesday evening and liberated by security forces on Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the Somali security forces (SNSF) said, killing all five attackers.
Government spokesman Ismael Mukhtaar said a suicide bomber attacked a crowded restaurant in Mogadishu early Thursday morning, detonating explosives and killing two people. Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted on a rebel website, saying the attacker had entered the restaurant and killed five Somali army commanders.
Asian, Ethiopian, Kenyan and other workers were rescued by security forces from the town of Posh Treats as the attack continued, Hussein said. Asians, Ethiopians, Kenyans and some of the other staff at the restaurant. Security forces rescued them from upscale restaurants and other restaurants in Mogadishu's central business district as the attacks continued. Security forces had to rescue up to 10,000 people from the cafe and adjacent Pash Treates restaurant as they continued their attacks, Hussein said.
Asian, Ethiopian, Kenyan and other workers were rescued by security forces from the town of Posh Treats as the attack continued, Hussein said. Security forces rescued Asians, Ethiopians, Kenyans and some of the other restaurant employees in Mogadishu's central business district as they continued their attacks, he said, and rescued up to 10,000 people from a cafe and a nearby Pash Treates restaurant as they continued the attacks. Asian and Ethiopian and Kenyan and other workers were rescued from Pobod, an upscale restaurant and bar on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mog, when security forces freed them from an upscale restaurant and other restaurants in the central business district while their assault continued, Hussein said. Asians and Ethiopians, Kenyans and all their other workers and their families in a restaurant in a shopping mall in central Mog Somali, "Hussein said. Asian or Ethiopian or Kenyan / other workers or their family members in a restaurant or shop in downtown Mogadashi following attacks on their homes and restaurants.
When Jama began, the battle for Mogadishu was still fierce, but al-Shabaab fighters had been driven out of the city after African Union forces withdrew from the city last October. Ethiopian troops who had withdrawn, a new group of troops from an African Union military force known as AMISOM, had taken up the fight against the Islamist militants.
Somalia's al-Shabab militia frequently targets high-profile areas in Mogadishu, including the city's central business district, the capital's main shopping district, and the port city of Kismayo. Somalia - Al-Shabaab has frequently targeted high-profile areas in and around Mog, Somalia's capital, including the central business district, one of the country's largest shopping districts, and the port city of Buntar, home to the world's second-largest port and a major international airport. The Somali government and its allies, however, have also often targeted high-profile areas in Mog Somaliu, including a central shopping district, particularly the center of Mombasa, a city of more than 1.5 million people.
Somalia - Al-Shabab has frequently targeted high-profile areas in and around Mogadishu, including the central business district, one of the country's largest shopping districts, and the port city of Buntar, home to the world's second-largest port and a major international airport. However, the Somali government and its allies have also frequently targeted high-security areas in Mog Somaliland, Somalia's capital, the capital of Mombasa, a city of more than 1.5 million people, and the ports of Kismayo and Buntsar in the south and north, respectively. Somalia's Al Shabaab militia frequently targets high-level areas of Mog Somaliu, including a central shopping district and central government buildings, particularly the city center and main shopping streets, which are home to both government offices and offices of the Somali National Army and other security forces. Somalia, Africa - Africa's most populous country and home to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his government, al-Shab Abdiwahid, the commander-in-chief of the Somali army, has also frequently targeted the high-profile area in the Somali city of Mog Somalia. Africa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's largest city and host to Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and several other government officials, including President Mohamed Omar Hassan Ali Oromo.
Somalia - Somalia-based extremist group Shabab has frequently targeted high-profile areas in Mogadishu, including the central business district, one of the country's largest shopping districts, and central government buildings, particularly the city center and main shopping streets.
Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on the neighbouring Posh Treats restaurant, which is frequented by the city's elite and was damaged in the explosion. Somali and British businessmen who owned the Village restaurant were targeted by two suicide bombers who killed at least 14 people, including several journalists, in an attack. Dahir said access to the restaurant remained cut off because extremists had locked themselves inside. In a speech after the blast, he said that restaurants were a risky business even in Mogadishu, with no guarantee of success.