Somali militant group Al Shabab claimed it was behind an attack utilizing bombs and gunmen late Wednesday in Mogadishu that killed at least 11 people.
The group claimed responsibility in a statement on Thursday for the attack, which occured outside of a hotel near the city's international airport that is popular with government officials and foreigners.
The attack involved a suicide car bomb followed by another explosion that came after emergency personnel arrived. The second bombing was followed by an assault by gunmen.
Al-Shabab once controlled most of the capital, but the group was driven out of Mogadishu and other major Somali cities by an African Union-led peacekeeping force.
Al-Shabab has continued to carry out attacks, including a deadly bombing in September at a Mogadishu hotel that the group said was being used as a base for foreign and local intelligence.