The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu
In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, al-Shabab fighters sit on a truck as they patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia. The U.S. military said Friday, May 5, 2017. photo: AP/Mohamed Sheikh Nor, File, photo: AP/Mohamed Sheikh Nor, File
14 of June 2017 13:02:17
MOGADISHU – A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital, and gunmen were fighting their way inside, police said Wednesday night.A hostage situation was under way at the Pizza House restaurant, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. Many of the restaurant's workers are foreigners, mostly from Ethiopia.