Eight civilians and a soldier are killed and several others, including Somalia's internal security minister, are injured when al-Shabaab jihadists attack a hotel in Mogadishu frequented by Somali politicians. Five insurgents are also killed.
A suicide bomber blows himself up at a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing three people and wounding several more. The restaurant was frequented by members of the security forces as it is near to a security agency.
The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 2093 that partially lifts a decades-old arms embargo on Somalia for one year, allowing the government in Mogadishu to buy weapons to strengthen its security forces to fight al-Qaeda linked Islamists.
14 killed, 39 wounded in a gunbattle in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital city. [http:--www.stuff.co.nz-world-africa-3401916-14-killed-in-Mogadishu-gunbattle (Stuff)] [http:--www.hurriyetdailynews.com-wires.php?id=3671952_somalia-mogadishu-somalia-14-killed-as-artillery-gunbattle-rages-in-somali-capital-govt-troops-attack-insurgent-area (Hurriyet)]date=August 2019