25 killed in Somalia hotel attack
5 Dariya News
Mogadishu , 28 Oct 2017
At least 25 people were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide attack outside a popular hotel in Somalias capital city of Mogadishu, police said.The attack took place on Saturday night outside the Nasahablod 2 Hotel ahead of a high-level ministerial meeting slated to begin from Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency.According to the police, 30 people, including a government minister, were rescued from the hotel as gunfire continued between extremists and security forces.A second explosion also went off shortly after the first in the same location.According to witnesses, the explosion went off just when a truck tried to tow a small vehicle from the scene as rescue teams were trying to gain access into the hotel.The Al-Shabab terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.Saturday's incident comes just two weeks after more than 350 people were killed in a truck bombing on a busy Mogadishu street, the worst single explosion in the history of the Somalian capital. The government holds Al-Shabab responsible for it.