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British-Somali Businessman's 2nd Restaurant Targeted

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People assist a girl wounded in a suicide blast at popular restaurant in Mogadishu, November 3, 2012.

People assist a girl wounded in a suicide blast at popular restaurant in Mogadishu, November 3, 2012.

Two suicide bombers in Somalia appear to have targeted a second restaurant owned by a British-Somali businessman.

Witnesses say that four people, including the two alleged bombers were killed on Saturday in twin explosions near the Village Restaurant in Mogadishu. A guard who stopped the bombers from entering the building was killed in the attack, along with a civilian. A total of 10 people were wounded.

The restaurant is popular with government officials, journalists and politicians.

In September, two suicide bombers attacked another co-owned Village Restaurant in the capital, killing 15 people. At least three journalists were among those killed, including the Somali National Television director.

The African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) said it suspected al-Shabab militants were behind the September attack.

The al-Qaida-linked group controlled parts of the capital until last year when it was driven out by Somali and AMISOM forces. However, the militant group has continued to launch attacks in the region.
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