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Bombers attack restaurant in Somalia

2012-11-03 17:41

Mogadishu - A police official says a security guard died while fending off suicide bombers who were trying to storm into a popular Mogadishu restaurant.

Yusuf Abdi said on Saturday that security guards at the gate of The Village restaurant shot at the two suicide bombers who tried to enter without going through the security check.

Abdi said the bombers detonated their explosives killing one guard. The blast shattered the restaurant's glass windows and punctured the tires of luxury cars parked outside.

The attack was likely carried out by the extremist rebels of al-Shababb which has been fighting the Somali government for nearly five years.

African Union forces pushed the al-Qaeda affiliated group out of Mogadishu in August 2011 but the rebels continue to carry out suicide attacks in the capital.