THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Hotel Naasa-Hablood, where Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed was billed to hold a meeting, was attacked by Al-Shabab militant group on Saturday, October 28, 2017, according to latest report.
The hotel lies close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The hotel is mostly used by politicians and elites in the city.
Report says, nothing less than 18 people were killed in the incident, while 30 people sustained injuries.
Car bombs were detonated by two suicide bombers at the entrance of the hotel, while a third blast occurred when one of the attackers detonated a suicide vest.
The region’s most notorious terrorist group, Al-Shabab, has taken responsibility for the incident.
Mohamed Hussein, an army captain, speaking to journalists by telephone from the scene, said more than 20 people including government officials may have been trapped as security forces fought terrorists hiding at the top floor of the hotel.
The country witnessed a similar incident two weeks ago. More than 350 people were killed in a massive truck bombing on the street of Mogadishu.
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