Local law enforcement reported 13 dead and a large number wounded.
In the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the Islamists attacked the hotel.
According to police, militants in a car bomb rammed the gates of the hotel. After the explosion was a hole. It stormed by Islamists opened fire on those inside. Some time later the second explosion occurred. As told by police Colonel Abdikadir Hussein (Abdiqadir Hussein), hotel security managed to repel the attack. “We have ensured the safety of people and after that started to sweep, he explained. Now our units are inside the building, we cannot reveal all the information.”
The guards reported 13 dead in the attack. Among the victims, police officers and civilians. Dozens of people were injured, according to doctors, many of them are in critical condition.
Responsibility for attack was assumed by Islamic group “Al-Shabab” — ally prohibited in Russia, “al-Qaeda”. Somali terrorists want to create a society living under Sharia law, and expect to achieve this by Jihad. They regularly organize terrorist attacks in Mogadishu and other cities of the country.
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