Sunday, October 29, 2017

Somalia: Car bomb attack on hotel kills 25

(Mogadishu) Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege at a Mogadishu hotel by five Al Shahbab terrorists who stormed the building after they used a suicide car bomb which was at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon in which to start their attack.

The terrorists then invaded the hotel where two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest. The situation then settled down into a standoff until today when troops regained control of the Nasa-Hablod hotel on Sunday morning, having killed three attackers and captured two alive.