Blast at Somali capital restaurant, heavy gunfire: Police

Mogadishu, Jan 21: A car bomb exploded at a popular seaside restaurant in the Somali capital on Thursday, with intense gunfire following the blast, police said.

"There was a car bomb explosion at a restaurant at the Lido beach, there is shooting and gunfire," police officer Ahmed Bidan said.

Blast at Somali capital restaurant

The Lido beach area in Mogadishu is busy with restaurants, including upmarket establishments popular with business people and diaspora Somalis who have returned home to the city.


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