At least 12 people have been killed in Mogadishu, Somalia’s after Al Shabaab terrorists stormed Sahafi Hotel after two explosions orchestrated by them occurred.
The terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, abc.net.au reports.
According to the report:
Major Ahmed Nur, a police officer, said that a car bomb rammed the entrance to the hotel and was followed by second blast, which a security guard said was a second vehicle bomb.
Police said at least 12 people were killed, including the hotel owner, officials, guards and civilians.
Among the fatalities was a Somali freelance journalist, the Somali Association of Journalists said, adding that a photographer with the Reuters news agency had been slightly hurt.
The pair were hit when they arrived at the hotel to report on the first explosion. It was then that the second car bomb detonated.
A former senior army commander was also among the dead.
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