A restaurant in Somalia was attacked overnight starting Wednesday evening in an act of terror that has left at least 31 dead.
Fox News reported that the attack began when a car bomb exploded outside Pizza House Restaurant in Mogadishu. Gunmen posing as military forces then stormed the restaurant and took hostages. The siege finally ended on Thursday morning when snipers took down the attackers.
Al-Shabab, a Somalia-based extremist group, has claimed responsibility for this attack. Senior Somali police office Capt. Mohamed Hussein said that most of the victims were shot in the head at point blank range by the extremists.
Survivors recounted hiding under tables and behind curtains as the terrorists went from room to room to hunt down patrons.
“I never thought I would have the chance to see the sun again. They were killing people on sight,” Saida Hussein, a university student who survived the attack by hiding under a large table.
Aden Karie, another survivor, said he was wounded when he was caught hiding behind a curtain.
“He shot at me twice and one bullet struck me on the leg,” Karie said as he was taken to the hospital.
All five of the attackers were killed by police forces. We will update you further as this story develops.