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Somalia: At least 20 dead as Mogadishu restaurant siege brought to an end00:55

Somalia: At least 20 dead as Mogadishu restaurant siege brought to an end

Somalia, Mogadishu
January 22, 2016 at 08:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Somali security forces have ended a siege by al-Shabaab militants at a beachside restaurant in Mogadishu, Friday, that resulted in at least 20 people killed.

Dead bodies were arranged on the ground and extensive property damage was visible in the wake of the assault on the Lido Seafood restaurant, which began on Thursday evening when gunmen entered the restaurant from Mogadishu's Lido beach.

The bomb and gun attack against the restaurant and nearby Beach View Hotel, claimed at least 20 lives, with the attackers remaining holed up in the beachfront restaurant for several hours before security forces eventually brought an end to the siege by storming the building.

It is not yet known how many attackers were killed or captured in the siege, however Somali authorities announced that the leader of the attack has been arrested.

Somalia: At least 20 dead as Mogadishu restaurant siege brought to an end00:55
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Somali security forces have ended a siege by al-Shabaab militants at a beachside restaurant in Mogadishu, Friday, that resulted in at least 20 people killed.

Dead bodies were arranged on the ground and extensive property damage was visible in the wake of the assault on the Lido Seafood restaurant, which began on Thursday evening when gunmen entered the restaurant from Mogadishu's Lido beach.

The bomb and gun attack against the restaurant and nearby Beach View Hotel, claimed at least 20 lives, with the attackers remaining holed up in the beachfront restaurant for several hours before security forces eventually brought an end to the siege by storming the building.

It is not yet known how many attackers were killed or captured in the siege, however Somali authorities announced that the leader of the attack has been arrested.

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