January 2016 Mogadishu attack

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2016 Mogadishu attack
Part of War in Somalia (2009–present)
Location Mogadishu, Somalia
Date 21 January 2016 (UTC+03:00)
Attack type
Bombing
Weapons Car bomb
Deaths 20
Non-fatal injuries
17
Perpetrators Al-Shabaab

The 2016 Mogadishu attack occurred on 21 January 2016 when Al-Shabaab militants struck a car bomb at the gate of a seafood restaurant overlooking a Mogadishu Lido Beach.[1][2] Another blast struck about an hour later as government soldiers laid siege to the restaurant. After the blasts, militants entered the near crowded hotel, some of them by boat, and attacked civilians within. At least 20 people were killed and 17 were wounded. Four perpetrators were also killed and one was captured. Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility, saying the attackers used AK-47s and suicide vests.[3][4][5][6]

References

  1. ^ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/explosions-hit-beach-restaurant-mogadishu-160121171649971.html
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/22/mogadishu-beach-attack-at-least-20-dead-as-somali-forces-end-siege
  3. ^ "Islamist gunmen kill 17 in Somalia beach restaurant attack". Reuters. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Somalia hotel attack: Terrorists kill at least 20 people in Mogadishu". CNN. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  5. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/mogadishu-attack-gunmen-attack-lido-beach-restaurant-a6826321.html
  6. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/somalia-al-shabaab-storm-restaurant-beach-resort-killing-civilians-detonating-2-car-bombs-1539396
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