BREAKING: Somalia's al Shabaab says attacked hotel in capital using car bomb, three dead
01 June 2016, 20:15
Nairobi (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants claimed
responsibility for a car bomb attack targeting a hotel in central
Mogadishu on Wednesday and said some of its fighters had stormed the
premises, while police said three people had died.
attacked the hotel with a car bomb and we went inside. We shall give
details later," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab's military
operations spokesman, told Reuters. Mogadishu police said some militants
had apparently burst into the hotel.
believe there are some fighters in the hotel but we are not sure. So
far we have confirmed three people have died and a dozen others
wounded," Major Ibrahim Hassan, a police officer, told Reuters.