April 2022 Mogadishu bombing

On 22 April 2022, at least six people were killed and seven injured[1] in a suicide bombing at a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia.[2] The Pescatore Seafood Restaurant had recently opened in the seaside area of Lido Beach.[3] The explosion was detonated by an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber[4] who had been denied access inside the restaurant, where the Somali Police Commissioner and several lawmakers gathered to have an Iftar meal to break the Ramadan fast.[1] None of the legislators were harmed in the explosion,[5] but some of the security personnel were among those killed in the blast. Local police did not specify how many, but did say those killed were mostly civilians.[1]

April 2022 Mogadishu bombing
Part of the Somali Civil War
LocationMogadishu, Somalia
DateApril 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
TargetGovernment of Somalia
Attack type
Mass murder, Suicide bombing
Weaponsexplosive belt

See also



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  2. ^ "Six killed as suicide blast hits seafront restaurant in Mogadishu". Mareeg.com somalia, World News and Opinion. Archived from the original on 2023-03-25. Retrieved 2022-04-23.
  3. ^ "Somalia: At least six killed in Mogadishu attack near beach". BBC News. 2022-04-22. Archived from the original on 2023-07-22. Retrieved 2022-04-23.
  4. ^ "At Least 7 Dead in Somalia After Al-Shabab Attacks". VOA. 23 March 2022. Archived from the original on 2022-03-23. Retrieved 2022-04-23.
  5. ^ "Six killed in explosion at restaurant in Mogadishu". www.aljazeera.com. Archived from the original on 2023-05-25. Retrieved 2022-04-23.