Five killed in jihadist attack on Somali hotel | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:24 AM, December 12, 2019

Five killed in jihadist attack on Somali hotel

Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital, police said yesterday, adding that all five attackers had also died after an hours-long siege. The attack on Tuesday evening, claimed by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, took place at a hotel in Mogadishu popular with politicians, army officers and diplomats. Several witnesses told AFP that the assailants were dressed in police uniform, which allowed them to approach the hotel without arousing suspicion. They then opened fire and threw grenades, triggering an armed response from security forces. 

 

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