Mogadishu Restaurant Siege Ends With at Least 18 Dead

StoryfulNewsPublished: June 15, 20171 views
Published: June 15, 2017

At least 18 people were reportedly killed and 19 more injured at the conclusion of an 18-hour siege between security forces and an Islamic militant group in Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 15. Reuters reported the attack began on Wednesday night when a suicide bomber from the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab rammed a car into a hotel in the city. The militants then stormed a restaurant next door, where they held at least 20 people hostage. Al Jazeera reported soldiers cordoned off the streets and killed five attackers. At least five girls and a Syrian man, who was working as a chef in the restaurant, were among the victims. These videos show the aftermath of the attack from inside the restaurant. Credit: Twitter/Ismael Mukhtar Omar via Storyful

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