On the evening of 5 March 2021, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated at a popular restaurant located in the Hamar Jajab district in the capital Mogadishu. The explosives-laden vehicle struck the restaurant, which is frequented by government and security officials, causing some nearby residences to collapse. The powerful blast also damaged several other buildings in the area. At least 20 people were killed in the attack and 30 others were wounded. The al-Shabab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the bombing.