August 16, 2020

Five dead in attack on Mogadishu hotel

Mogadishu (AFP) – At least five people were killed in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Al-Shabaab fighters on an upscale beachfront hotel in Somalia’s capital on Sunday, officials and witnesses said.Security forces were struggling to regain control of the Elite Hotel in the Lido beach area more than an hour after the assault began, and the assailants appeared to have taken hostages, government security official Ahmed Omar told AFP.”There is still sporadic gunfire and the initial information we have received indicates five people died and more than 10 others were wounded,” he said. “The death…


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