Mogadishu — Witnesses said two suicide bomb attacks at a restaurant killed on Thursday afternoon at least 10 people, among 3 Somali journalists and wounded twenty people.
Shabelle Media journalist Ahmed Abdi Hassan at the scene says two suicide bombers blew themselves up at Village restaurant opposite to the Somalia's national theatre.
The attacks also killed Liiban Ali Nur, Abdisatar Dahir, working with state-run Radio Mogadishu and TV and Abdirahman Yasin, director of voice of democracy (VOD), a local independent FM station.
Witnesses said the bombers detonated at the popular Village café, where journalists and some government officials had gathered to drink tea, a spot also close to the state house located in the heart of Mogadishu.
The wounded people were rushed immediately to the hospitals in the capital for treatment. Somali government forces cordoned off the area following the blasts.
The explosions were the deadliest in the anarchic city since September 12 in this month, when three bombers killed at least 5 people, mostly Somali and AU soldiers at a hotel, where Somalia's new president has been temporarily living, on his two day in the office.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for Thursday's attacks, the latest in a string of blasts including roadside bombs and grenade explosions that have rocked the Somali capital in recent days.