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40 people were injured in the attack by al-Shabab extremists, the attack began when a bomb in a car exploded outside the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu.
Gunmen posing as military forces were holding an unknown number of hostages inside a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital in an attack that began when a car bomb exploded at the gate.
The holistic approach to piracy should include political, economic, military, administrative, legal and financial components.
The tanker Aris 13 was hijacked last week in the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel off Somalia since 2012.
An official based in the Middle East with knowledge of the incident told the AP that no ransom demand had been made.
The bomber detonated near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Almukarramah road, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said.
The U.N. humanitarian coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, was expected to visit Somalia in the next few days.
In the strife torn region of Yemen, 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition.
The explosion is the first big attack in the Somali capital since the election of new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
Farmajo was declared victorious on Wednesday after incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud dropped out of the contest following the second round of voting.
Indonesia is home to nearly 14,000 men, women and children seeking resettlement in other countries, according to UNHCR.
While al-Shabab was the main perpetrator, Somali army and other groups also recruited and used children.
The US Africa Command confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia called Tuesday for a redo of the flawed balloting that took place for some seats in October and November.
The AU has said it plans to pull its soldiers out of Somalia by 2020, however the country has yet to form an effective national army.