At least 12 killed as Shebab attack Somalia hotel

Damage to the Sahafi hotel in Mogadishu after an explosion on November 1, 2015At least 12 people were killed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday after Shebab gunmen used a vehicle packed with explosives to blast their way inside a hotel, police said. After the car bomb ripped a hole in the hotel’s fortified walls, gunmen stormed the building firing semi-automatic rifles and throwing grenades, witnesses said. “This is the action of an increasingly desperate, internally-divided group of extremists,” Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said in a statement, after security forces overpowered the attackers in a gunbattle.

Share this article