Categories: Popular

Al-Shabaab attack hotel in Mogadishu

Spread the love

An attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the secure center of Mogadishu, near the presidential palace, was underway on the evening of Sunday, November 27, showing the ability of radical Islamists to continue to strike at the Somali power, which declared a “total war”.

“A group of Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a hotel in Bondhere district this evening, security forces are engaged to eliminate them”, National Police spokesman Sadik Dudishe said in a statement. Many civilians and politicians have already been rescued and evacuated from this establishment, the Villa Rose, he added.

“I was near the Villa Rose when two strong explosions shook the hotel. There was heavy shooting. The area was cordoned off and I saw people fleeing”told Agence France-Presse a witness, Aadan Hussein, from Mogadishu.

Recent violent attacks

Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab, which has been trying to overthrow Somalia’s central government for 15 years, claimed responsibility for the attack. The Villa Rose hotel is a popular place for Somali MPs, located in the central safe area of ​​Mogadishu, not far from the office of the country’s president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud. The African Union Force in Somalia (Atmis) condemned the attack and “bliss” on Twitter “Somali security forces for their rapid response to prevent further casualties and property damage”.

Read also: In Somalia, the “total war” against the Al-Shabaab

This new attack comes as the recently elected Somali president, in May, decided to initiate a three-month “total war” against the Al-Shabaab. The Somali army, supported by local clans, by the Atmis, and with the support of American air strikes, thus regained control of the province of Hiran and large areas of Middle Shabelle, in the center of country.

But the insurgents retaliated with a series of bloody attacks, underscoring their ability to strike at the heart of Somali cities and military installations. On October 29, two cars packed with explosives exploded within minutes of each other in Mogadishu, killing 121 people and injuring 333 others. The deadliest attack in five years in this fragile country in the Horn of Africa. A triple bombing in central Beledweyne also left 30 people dead, including local officials, in early October, and at least 21 guests of a hotel in Mogadishu were killed during a 30-hour siege in August.

According to the UN, at least 613 civilians have already been killed and 948 injured in violence this year in Somalia, mainly caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) attributed to Al-Shabaab. The highest numbers since 2017, and up more than 30% from last year.

The World with AFP

#AlShabaab #attack #hotel #Mogadishu

Recent Posts

Easy Homemade Cajun Fries Recipe (Without Deep Fryer)

Welcome » fast food » Fries » Homemade Cajun fries (without fryer) An easy recipe…

2 hours ago

The easy pear vinaigrette recipe (A delight!)

Welcome » Sauces » Vinaigrette » Pear vinaigrette The easy pear vinaigrette recipe (A delight!)…

3 hours ago

Rainbow Carrot Pecan Salad Recipe

Welcome » Salads » Rainbow Carrot Salad with Pecans A recipe for rainbow carrot salad…

5 hours ago

How to recognize a bipolar person? Euphoria, depression?

BIPOLARITY DAY. March 30, 2023 is World Bipolar Disorder Day. This disease associated with mood…

5 hours ago

5 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms You Don’t Think About

The main symptoms of pancreatic cancer are not very specific and generally appear late. What…

6 hours ago

How to make cauliflower rice (cauliflower semolina)

Cauliflower rice (semolina) You certainly know cauliflower semolina. I have offered you several times to…

7 hours ago

This website uses cookies.