Lethal attacks rock Somali capital

At least eleven people are dead following multiple episodes near the international airport in the Somali capital, officials said.

The attack happened when a car bomb rammed into one of Mogadishu’s top hotels near a UN compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday.

It was followed by a second great time as oinciding emergency services entered, police officer Mohamed Warsame said.

“Another car loaded with explosives went off as security energies were trying to assist victims, inch police officer Mohamed Warsame said.

The first two bombs came in quick succession and were then heavy bursts of gunfire by Somali security forces.

The third blast took place about an hour afterwards when a bomb went off in the car that was being searched by military.

Suicide attack

“A booby-trapped car exploded against Hotel Jazeera, ” said  Muhidin Ahmed, a police officer, referring to the very first blast, adding that it caused an unspecified number of deaths.

“It appears to be a suicide assault. ”

Witnesses documented an intense exchange of gunfire among assailants and security officers. Among the witnesses, Ali Ibrahim, said 5 people were killed in the gun battle.

Abdullahi Hussein, exactly who lives 300 metres behind the particular hotel, said first he heard a big crash and the security energies immediately opened fire.

“After a few minutes another explosion took place and there was more gunfire, inch Hussein said.

There is no immediate claim of responsibility but the attack.

The Jazeera hotel, near the international airport, is among the seaside capital’s most upmarket and it is clientele includes Somali politicians plus visiting foreign officials.

The attacks on one of the securest places in Mogadishu underscore the safety challenges facing President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, whose election by congress last year was hailed by many in order to end two decades of conflict.


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At least 11 people are dead following multiple attacks near the international airport in the Somali capital, officials mentioned.

The attack occurred when a car bomb rammed as one of Mogadishu’s top hotels near a UN compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday.

It had been followed by a second blast as oinciding emergency services entered, police officer Mohamed Warsame said.

“Another car loaded with explosives went off as security forces were aiming to assist victims, ” police officer Mohamed Warsame said.

The very first two bombs came in quick sequence and were followed by heavy explodes of gunfire by Somali security forces.

The third great time took place about an hour later when a bomb went off inside a car which was being searched by the military.

Suicide assault

“A booby-trapped car exploded against Resort Jazeera, ” said  Muhidin Ahmed, the police officer, referring to the first blast, including that it caused an unspecified variety of deaths.

“It seems to be a suicide attack. ”

Witnesses reported an intense exchange of gunfire between assailants plus security officers. One of the witnesses, Ali Ibrahim, said five people were murdered in the gun battle.

Abdullahi Hussein, who lives 300 metres behind the hotel, mentioned first he heard a big accident and the security forces immediately opened up fire.

“After a few minutes another explosion took place and there is more gunfire, ” Hussein mentioned.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the assault.

The Jazeera hotel, near the international airport, is one of the seaside capital’s most upmarket and its clientele consists of Somali politicians and visiting international officials.

The episodes on one of the securest places within Mogadishu underscore the security challenges facing President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, whose election by lawmakers last year has been hailed by many as a way to end 2 decades of conflict.

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