Somali Islamist group says behind Mogadishu restaurant attack

The Somali Islamist group al Shabaab said on Saturday it had carried out an attack on a restaurant in the capital Mogadishu.

By: Reuters | Mogadishu | Published:October 1, 2016 6:41 pm
Mogadishu, Mogadishu restaurant attack, Somali islamist group, al shabaab, Mogadishu bombing, Mogadishu attack, World news A Somali police officer says a car bomb struck the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital Saturday, killing two people. (Source: AP)

The Somali Islamist group al Shabaab said on Saturday it had carried out an attack on a restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, targeting members of the security forces eating there.

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“We are behind the Blue Sky restaurant attack,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, said, adding the group wanted to attack personnel who worked at a nearby detention centre, known as Jilaow, where militants are usually held in underground cells.

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