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Somalia Attack Today – 16 killed in Mogadishu hotel, over 100 injured in attack by al-Shabaab armed group

Somali lawmakers among 16 killed in Mogadishu bomb,

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Somalia News – According to information received by World News Superfast Somalia At least 16 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a gun and bomb attack by an al-Shabaab armed group on an upscale beachfront hotel in the Somalia capital. Government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar said the siege of the hotel ended on Sunday after a three-hour gun fight between al-Shabaab fighters and security forces. Omar said the victims included 11 victims and five attackers, Omar said on Twitter. Amin Ambulance Services Director Dr. Abdikadir Abdirahman told Reuters news agency on Monday that he transported 43 people injured in the attack to hospitals.

Mogadishu hotel attack death toll rises to at least 16

The attack used powerful car bombings

The attack began in the afternoon with a powerful car bomb blast that blew up the hotel security gate. According to information received by World News Superfast then, gunmen rushed in and took hostages, mostly young men and women who were dining there, he said. When the attack began, ambulance sirens could be heard in the area which had the electrical system.

Such attacks have happened many times on the citizens of Somalia

Military vehicles were later seen taking positions around the hotel at night, with officials initially saying the darkness would remain around the enclosure for a long time. The hotel is owned by an MP and former finance minister Abdullahi Mohd Nor, and is frequented by government officials and members of the Somali diaspora.

Attack on Beachside Somalia Hotel Kills at Least 16

The attack began with a heavy explosion

According to information received by World News Superfast, witnesses confirmed that the attack began with a heavy explosion and were told that people were fleeing the area as gunshots could be heard from the hotel, often seen by government officials, journalists and civil society activists .

Al-Shabaab attacked the attack

Ali Saeed Adan said – The explosion was very heavy and I could see smoke in the area. There is chaos and people are running away from nearby buildings. According to a statement translated by the SIT Intelligence Group, al-Shabaab said that carried out the attack. The armed group claimed that its fighters took “control over the hotel” in a “martyr-seeking operation.

At Least Seven Dead After Gunmen Attack Mogadishu Hotel

Al-Shabaab ousted from capital in 2011

According to information received by World News Superfast. Somalia sank into chaos after the overthrow of the military rule of then-President Siad Barre in 1991, leading to the rise of al-Shabaab in a clan war that once controlled large parts of the country and Mogadu. Al-Shabaab was forced out of the capital in 2011, but its fighters continued to wage war against the government, carrying out regular attacks. Last week, four al-Shabaab fighters held in Mogadishu’s central prison were killed in a shoot-out with security forces after they allegedly managed to get their hands on weapons within the facility.

According to information received by World News Superfast. 

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