Members of the Somali military perform a defensive drill after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Somalia's Islamist Shebab militants killed around 20 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said Friday.After a huge explosion, gunmen burst into the restaurant Thursday evening as diners were sitting down for their evening meal at the start of Somalia's weekend.The Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab claimed responsibility for the attack, in which four of their gunmen were also killed, and one captured.The minister added that one gunman was captured when security forces entered the building to end the attack.Abdirahman Halane was close to the restaurant when the gunmen attacked, and said some of those killed were hit by an explosion as they tried to flee.
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