Somalia blasts hits Mogadishu's Village restaurant.
BBC News | 07 Sep 2013 :: Explosions at a popular restaurant near the parliament building in Somalia's capital Mogadishu have killed 15 people, police say.
The blasts hit The Village around lunchtime. The restaurant is popular with government workers and journalists and has been targeted before.
It was not clear who carried out the attacks, which appeared to tear much of the roof off the restaurant.
Somalia is battling an Islamist-led insurgency and high levels of crime.
The restaurant - near the presidential palace - was busy at the time of the attacks.
Local reports suggest a car bomb was detonated outside the restaurant, and that a suicide bomber then blew himself up among the crowd that gathered at the scene.
Earlier reports wrongly suggested a nearby hotel was also targeted.
The Village, about 1km (0.6 miles) from the presidential palace, is not within the city's security zone but is popular with journalists and those in political circles.
Run by Somali businessman Ahmed Jama, who returned to the country from the UK in 2008, it was targeted by two suicide bombers last September in attacks that killed 14 people(Courtesy:BBC News )