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At least 10 dead in hotel attack in Mogadishu

29 October 2017, 01:52 | Katrina Lee

Double car bombing strikes Mogadishu

Bombs kill at least 7 in Mogadishu

Two vehicle bombs exploded Saturday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing unknown numbers of people.

A witness said a second explosion went off just when a truck tried to tow a small vehicle from the scene as rescue teams were trying to access the scene.

Police officer Major Abdullahi Aden told Reuters the auto bomb said: 'They are fighting inside.

Initial reports say at least 10 people were killed in the first explosion and 6 others were injured.

"The Mujahedeen fighters are inside Nasa Hablod 2 hotel where... apostate officials are staying", it said.

Other victims included a senior Somali police colonel, a former lawmaker and a former government minister.

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"The first attack was caused by a suicide vehicle bomber targeting the Nasa-hablood hotel; at least 10 people were killed, more than eight others wounded".

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow, reporting from Nairobi, Kenya, said at least three heavily armed Al-Shabab gunmen have gained entry to the Nasa-Hablod hotel and that fighting was still going on.

Terror group Al-Shabab, which has links to al-Qaeda, often targets high profile areas in the city.

The Shabaab has made attacks on hotels - commonly beginning with a suicide auto bombing followed by an invasion by gunmen - a regular strategy in its decade old battle to overthrow successive internationally-backed governments in Mogadishu. USA military officials and others in recent months have expressed concern that Somali forces are not yet ready.

Since the blast two weeks ago, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has visited regional countries to seek more support for the fight against the extremist group, vowing a "state of war".

The US military also has stepped up military efforts against al Shabab this year in Somalia, carrying out almost 20 drone strikes, as the global war on extremism moves deeper into the African continent.



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