The restaurant was “popular with Somalis returning from abroad in the hope that the country’s darkest days are over.” Point made. “Suicide bombers hit Somali capital, three dead: witnesses,” by Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh for Reuters, November 3 (thanks to Kenneth):
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers attacked a restaurant in the Somali capital on Saturday, killing a security guard who stopped them entering the building, locals said.
It was not clear who was behind the bombings but Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents have conducted similar previous attacks and remain a serious security challenge even after being forced out of their strongholds.
The blasts rocked the restaurant, popular with Somalis returning from abroad in the hope that the country’s darkest days are over, damaging cars and scattering the area with body parts.
“Two suicide bombers opened fire at guards at the gate and as soon as they entered two successive blasts took place,” Mogadishu resident Farah Hussein told Reuters….