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Al-Shabaab Terrorists Reportedly Attacked a Hotel in Mogadishu, Killing Several People

The attack injured nine people who were taken to a hospital for treatment

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Sadaf Hasan
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MOGADISHU: Terrorists from Al-Shabaab attacked a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Friday, according to sources. They began firing at random. There were numerous casualties reported. There were also explosions heard inside the hotel. According to reports, nine people were injured in the attack. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Terrorist hideouts remain at the Hayat Hotel. Terrorists and security personnel are exchanging heavy gunfire. “Two vehicle explosives were aimed at the Hotel Hayat. The first hit a nearby barrier, and the second hit the hotel’s gate. We believe the combatants are inside the hotel,” according to a Police officer.

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Terrorists from Al-Shabaab targeted the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu because legislators and other government leaders frequently went there. Notably, the terror organization Al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with Al-Qaeda, has spent the last ten years attempting to overthrow the Somali government. The hotel building was noticed to be emitting smoke. It was Somalia’s first significant attack since President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud assumed office in May this year.

At least 13 Somali militants are said to have been killed by an American airstrike on Sunday. The US Africa Command verified the information. An airstrike was conducted to assist the Somali military. The US also conducted three airstrikes on the Al-Shabaab terrorist organisation last week. During those airstrikes, four members of the gang were killed.

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Notably, the terror organisation Al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with al Qaeda, has spent the last ten years attempting to overthrow the Somali government. Most of the country’s southern and central regions are under the control of terrorist organisations.

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