At least 20 people being held hostage in Somali capital after suicide attack: police

Gunmen have been protecting As A Minimum 20 individuals hostage in a restaurant in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police mentioned, after a suicide bomber rammed a car nearby and militants stormed within in an assault claimed by way of Islamist al Shabaab militants.

“The fighters are nonetheless inside the Pizza House (restaurant) and they are retaining over 20 individuals. We do not know what number of of these are lifeless or alive,” mentioned Main Ibrahim Hussein, a Mogadishu police officer.

(Reporting by using Abdi Sheikh; Enhancing by using Aaron Maasho/Mark Heinrich)

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