Somalia restaurant attack: Six killed by al-Shabab
|bbc.com 04 Jul 2020 at 17:22|
The militants, who are allied to al-Qaeda, said that in Baidoa they were targeting tax collectors, who were holding a meeting at the restaurant, and soldiers.
They added that two soldiers died in the attack but officials said the victims were all civilians.
Image caption Al-Shabab said it was behind both the attack in Mogadishu (pictured) and in Baidoa
Police told the BBC that in Mogadishu officers opened fire on a vehicle after it failed to stop at a checkpoint.
The suicide bomber driving the car is said to have tried to hit a police post in front of the port but the security forces shot him and the vehicle exploded.