Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 15 at Mogadishu Restaurant
[VOA News] At least 15 people were killed Thursday and many more maimed in a suicide kaboom on a restaurant in the Somali capital. Several journalists were among those killed in the attack.
Officials say two jacket wallahs attacked the Village Restaurant on Thursday evening in downtown Mogadishu.
The restaurant, owned by a British-Somali businessman, is popular with students, politicians and journalists.
Hassan Ali Geesey, director of Dalsan Radio, said at least three journalists were killed in the attack and reported seeing many more bodies at the scene.
"Me, I saw at least nine bodies of dead and at least 22 people, including journalists and civilian people who were maimed at the place," said Geesey.
The Director of Somali National Television, Liban Ali Nur, was among those killed in the attack. He had survived a previous suicide kaboom targeting journalists in April at the National Theater, just across the street from the Village restaurant.
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