Deadly Siege of Somali Hotel Ends as Islamist Attackers Are Defeated

Somali safety forces ended a 30-hour siege of a well-liked resort by Islamist militants during which 21 civilians have been killed by gunfire and explosives, police stated, the deadliest assault within the East African nation’s capital in months.

A minimum of 117 folks have been injured after gunmen detonated explosives and stormed the Hayat Hotel, positioned simply over a mile from Mogadishu’s worldwide airport, on Friday night, Well being Minister Ali Haji Adan stated. Fifteen have been nonetheless in essential situation, he stated Sunday as he visited victims in a Mogadishu hospital.