|Manu||Date: Friday, 16-June-2017, 1:54 PM | Message # 1|
|Car bomb, gunfire and hostage-taking rock Mogadishu restaurant|
A suicide bombing and gun attack on a popular restaurant of the Somali capital Mogadishu early on Thursday killed at least 17 people, including foreigners.
The Al Shabab Islamist militant group claimed responsibility, saying one of its fighters rammed a car packed with explosives onto the gates of a posh hotel.
A photograph uploaded to social media by Abdulaziz Billow Ali showed the area affected by the explosion engulfed in flames, while loud gunfire can be heard in subsequent videos.