20 dead and 30 wounded after large car bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia. A house near the scene has reportedly collapsed.
The terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack via radio Andalus. The suicide car bomb exploded outside the Lul Yemeni restaurant, a popular place among government officials and civilians. The terrorist said on the radio that they had attacked the official’s meeting point.
The explosion took place during dinner time, with the restaurant full of people. In the blast’s aftermath, a building near the restaurant collapse as the authorities still search for residents among the rubble.
“The blast was very heavy and caused massive destruction and civilian casualties. The operation is still going on to establish the exact number of casualties,” Security Officer Mohamed Osman told reporters.