Africa

Somali extremists attack beach restaurant killing 8

  • Somalis gathered near the wreckage of car used during car bomb outside a beachfront restaurant following an overnight attack of the restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday Aug. 26, 2016.  Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somalis gathered near the wreckage of car used during car bomb outside a beachfront restaurant following an overnight attack of the restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday Aug. 26, 2016. Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Somalis gather near the wreckage of a car used during an overnight car bomb attack outside a beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday Aug, 26 ,2016. Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somalis gather near the wreckage of a car used during an overnight car bomb attack outside a beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday Aug, 26 ,2016. Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Friday that six civilians and two soldiers were killed at the Benadir Beach restaurant, a hangout spot for the capital city's youth.

Two armed extremists attacked the restaurant Thursday night after a suicide car bomber, who was apparently heading for the establishment, detonated his explosives-laden vehicle when security forces opened fire on the car after the driver refused their orders to stop.