19 people have been confirmed dead and 19 injured after hours of gun battle since Wednesday evening between Somali security forces and Al-Shabaab militants. Al- Shabaab took hostages in a popular restaurant in the capital Mogadishu after launching a car bomb attack in an adjacent restaurant. Somali security forces Spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud says the siege ended Thursday morning and investigations are ongoing. Five Al-Shabaab militants reportedly rammed a car in the Posh Treats restaurant in Mogadishu, before rushing to and the adjacent Pizza House restaurant. The gunmen then held hostages in the restaurant.
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