Al-Shabaab strikes Mogadishu hotel, dozens killed

by admin | Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 | 386 views

At least 10 people have been killed and others sustained injuries in an attack on a hotel in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia on Sunday morning.

Armed men loyal to al-Shabaab stormed Sahafi hotel compound by using explosions and fire, police said.

Gaashan, a well trained special forces of Somali government said that they have gained the control of the Hotel following a heavy clash with the gunmen.

The owner of the attacked hotel, former commander of Somali’s army forces, a lawmaker called Abtidon and a journalist from Shabelle Media are among the killed people.

Government officials, politicians and others injured during the explosion, sources said.

Al-shabaab group has claimed the responsibility for the attack, but further details yet to be revealed.

The al-Qaida associated group had lost key areas in the south and central Somalia, but their attacks escalate in the capital city.

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