Terrorism | Somali official says police have regained control of the building in Mogadishu
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/25/17, 11:18 am
Somali-based Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab killed at least 15 people and injured more than 50 others today after militants set off twin bombs and opened fire at a popular hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital.
The attack began this morning when the extremists rammed an explosive-laden car into Dayah hotel’s gate. Gunmen then stormed the building and began to exchange gunfire with security guards. A second car bomb detonated at the same location several minutes later, after journalists and first responders arrived at the scene.