The attack began with a car bomb explosion. PIC/AFP
Police say the death toll in an overnight attack by al-Shabab extremists on a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital has risen to 31. Capt Mohamed Hussein says many of the victims were killed at point-blank range after the attackers hunted them down.
Police say nearly 40 people were wounded in the assault that began when a car bomb exploded outside the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu. Security forces ended the siege yesterday morning after the extremist snipers fired on them. Hussein says all five attackers were killed. Fighting continued through the night.
Senior Somali police office Capt. Mohamed Hussein said at dawn yesterday that at least one attacker was firing on troops from inside the restaurant. The roofs were blown off the Pizza House restaurant and nearby buildings from the powerful blasts.
Tragedy of actress Shikha Joshi who was molested and killed herself
Download the new mid-day android app to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go https://goo.gl/8Xlcvr
In pictures: Bend it like Mumbai yogini Natasha Noel
Photos: Varun, Taapsee, Jacqueline promote 'Judwaa 2' on 'Dance Plus 3'
Instagram's newest sensation: Check out these photos of Bruna Abdullah
Photos: This is how Chitrangda Singh looks without make-up
Photos: Malaika Arora parties wearing see-through lace dress