Somalia: Nine Killed After Extremist Attack On Hotel

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At least nine civilians have been killed and 10 others wounded in a six-hour siege by terrorists. The terrorist group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for a night-time attack. In a separate incident on Friday, at least 27 people including children were killed and more than 50 were injured.

MOGADISHU JUNE 10: At least nine civilians have been killed and 10 others wounded in a six-hour siege by terrorists from the terrorist group al-Shabab at a beachside hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday. The terrorist group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for a night-time attack.

In a statement, Somali Police Command said those killed were six civilians and three security forces. The police also said that 84 people, including children, women and the elderly, were rescued from the scene of the attack.

State media report that security forces successfully neutralized the militants who stormed the Pearl Beach hotel on Friday evening and rescued a large number of civilians.

Somalia security forces had engaged in ongoing efforts to neutralize al-Shabab militants who launched the attack at the beachfront hotel.

The assault began with at least two explosions outside the Pearl Beach Hotel, followed by gunmen storming the hotel. Gunfire was heard with an unknown number of people trapped inside the building.

The hotel at the center of the attack is near Lido Beach, a popular destination for politicians and members of the Somali diaspora visiting the capital city.

In a separate incident on Friday, at least 27 people including children were killed and more than 50 were injured in a massive blast from unexploded ordinance in the village of Muraale, located between Qoryooley and Jannaale districts.

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Source: VOA News

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