Militants launched a terrorist attack at the hotel in Mogadishu (Somali’s Capital) after hitting a car bomb on its gate. Till now around 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded as the attack was very intense and deadly.
When the ambulances and journalists arrived at the scene, another car blast occurred which leads to four wounded journalists. Dayah Hotel, one of the busiest hotel of Somali was targetted and gunfires continued for some hours, fortunately, the operation is concluded now and a police officer Colonel Abdiqadir Hussein has said:
“We have rescued the people and concluded the operation at Dayah Hotel. The security forces are now inside the hotel and we shall give further details of casualties later”
Abdirizak Umar, security minister has stated that:
“The preliminary casualty figure is 15 people dead including four security forces and 11 civilians. Fifty-one others were wounded in the two blasts at the hotel”
Editor of local newspaper Haqiqa Times told Al Jazeera:
“All the neighboring houses have been destroyed, I see people crying because they have lost their relatives, It is really a big tragedy”
The militants were related to AL-Shabaab(a terrorist organization).