Death toll in Somalia beach restaurant attack rises to 10

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Somali police said the death toll from an attack late Thursday by the Islamic militants, on a seaside restaurant in Mogadishu, had risen to 10.

A police officer, Ali Abdullahi, said on Friday in Mogadishu that the attackers set off a car bomb at the Banadir restaurant at the city’s Lido beach before engaging security forces in a fight for several hours.

He said casualties comprised six civilians, two members of the security forces and two of the attackers.

Abdullahi said the Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab had claimed the attack, which ended at about 3.a.m.

The group has carried out a series of deadly attacks in Somalia to try to topple the Western-backed government. (Reuters/NAN)

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