In the Somali capital, Mogadishu, security Forces shot dead two militants who had barricaded themselves in the restaurant, near where the earlier explosion occurred. Police say managed to release 10 people who were held hostage. Reported by the AP.

As informed the police officer Mogadishu captain Mohamed Hussein, presumably, five militants staying in the restaurant, Pizza House, as they have hostages and their condition is unknown.

Hussein said that the attackers cut off the electricity, making it difficult to carry out the operation by the security Forces.

BREAKING: Gunfire subsides in Posh hotel/restaurant in #Mogadishu. Attackers still inside. #Somalia pic.twitter .com/zvLJ9I2c77

— Mohamed Bashiir (@mbashiir16) 14 Jun 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Pizza house restaurant in #Mogadishu #Somalia. pic.twitter.com/gcQd4l8ldI

— Mukhtar Nuur (@MukhtarNuur) 14 Jun 2017

Gunmen hold #hostages after attack on #restaurant in #Mogadishu#alShabab #PizzaHouse https://t.co/o9wC9XPPUP pic.twitter.com/fIGmqyniNV

— World News Network (@worldnewsdotcom) 14 Jun 2017

We will remind, on Wednesday in the Somali capital of Mogadishu near the restaurant Pizza House killed at least 20 people in the blast. According to police, it was done by the terrorist group “al-Shabab”, the Somali-based. Members of the group often focused on the loudest parts of Mogadishu, including hotels, military checkpoints and areas near the presidential Palace. They promised to step up attacks after the newly elected government launched a new military offensive against “al-Shabab”.

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