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Somalia: Islamist attack underway on hotel in the capital Mogadishu

2023-06-09T19:04:26.423Z

Highlights: Al-Shabaab attacked "a hotel on Lido Beach," a place frequented by the authorities. Security forces were able to save many people, according to the government. In August 2020, al-Shabab launched a major attack on the Elite Hotel, killing ten civilians and one policeman. It took security forces four hours to regain control of the facility, it took four hours for the government to take back control of it, it said in a statement. The group has been trying to topple Somalia's government for 15 years.


Al-Shabaab attacked "a hotel on Lido Beach," a place frequented by the authorities, according to a government statement. Security forces were able to save many people, according to the government.


Radical Islamist Shebab attacked a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday (June 9th), the government and witnesses who reported explosions and gunfire.

Al-Shabaab attacked "a hotel on Lido Beach," a place frequented by the authorities, according to a government statement, continuing: "Security forces rescued many people from the building and the operation is still ongoing." "I was near the Pearl Beach restaurant when a loud explosion occurred in front of the building, I managed to flee but there was then heavy fire and security forces rushed into the area," Abdirahim Ali, a witness to the attack, told AFP.

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Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group that has been trying to topple Somalia's central government for 15 years, claimed responsibility for the attack. In August 2020, al-Shabaab launched a major attack on the Elite Hotel, a property on Lido Beach, killing ten civilians and one policeman. It took security forces four hours to regain control of the facility.

Source: lefigaro

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