Six killed in explosion at restaurant in Mogadishu


Six people were killed in an explosion at a beachside restaurant in Mogadishu, which was hosting Somalia’s police chief and legislators at the time.

The government officials were unharmed in the blast on Friday, which sparked a fire inside the building, police said.

“Six people died and seven others were wounded in the blast,” Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of the Aamin Ambulance service, told reporters.

The explosion was followed by sporadic gunfire, said Farah Dahir, a diner at a nearby restaurant.