Bombers strike restaurant in Somali capital, at least 15 killed

Explosions at a popular restaurant near the parliament building in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu have killed 15 people, police say, the BBC reports.

The blasts hit The Village around lunchtime. The restaurant is popular with government workers and journalists and has been targeted before.

It was not clear who carried out the attacks, which appeared to tear much of the roof off the restaurant.

The restaurant – near the presidential palace – was busy at the time of the attacks.

Local reports suggest a car bomb was detonated outside the restaurant, and that a suicide bomber then blew himself up among the crowd that gathered at the scene.

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