At least 15 dead as Islamic extremists attack beachside hotel in Somalia

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    Medical workers and other Somalis help a civilian woman, who was wounded when a powerful car bomb blew off the security gates to the Elite Hotel, as she arrives at a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. A Somali police officer says at least 10 people have been killed and more than a dozen others injured in an ongoing siege at the beachside hotel in Somalia's capital where security forces are battling Islamic extremist gunmen who have invaded the building.

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    At least 15 individuals were eliminated at the Elite Hotel (Picture: AP)

    Four assailants laid siege to a beachside hotel, eliminating a minimum of 15 individuals today.

    Somalia’s security forces ended a five-hour siege by eliminating the Islamic extremists at the Elite Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, and saving lots of individuals caught within.

    The attack began in the afternoon with an effective automobile bomb blast which blew off the security gates to the hotel.

    Then shooters ran within and hijacked, mainly boys and ladies who were dining there, he stated.

    Ambulance sirens might be heard in the location, which had a power cut when the attack began.

    The hotel is a brand-new facility popular with Mogadishu’s youths, stated Colonel Ahmed Aden, a policeman.

    MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - AUGUST 16: A view of the site after a terror attack with a bomb-laden vehicle exploded a hotel on the Lido beach Mogadishu, Somalia on August 16, 2020. At least eight people including Information Ministry official were killed and more than 17 wounded when a car bomb blast targeted the hotel. (Photo by Sadak Mohamed/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

    The scene website after a horror attack in Mogadishu (Picture: Getty)

    Civilians assist an injured person at Madina hospital after a blast at the Elite Hotel in Lido beach in Mogadishu, Somalia August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

    Civilians help a hurt individual at Madina healthcare facility (Picture: Reuters)

    MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - AUGUST 16: A view of the site after a terror attack with a bomb-laden vehicle exploded a hotel on the Lido beach Mogadishu, Somalia on August 16, 2020. At least eight people including Information Ministry official were killed and more than 17 wounded when a car bomb blast targeted the hotel. (Photo by Sadak Mohamed/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

    At least 15 individuals were eliminated (Picture: Getty)

    Somalia’s homegrown Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, who are allied to al Qaida, have actually declared duty for the attack through its radio arm, Andalus.

    The hotel attack shattered a duration of calm that had actually lasted for a couple of months.

    Earlier this year Somalia had a wave of bomb attacks.

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