Somali Forces End Deadly Beachside Hotel Siege

Somalia's security forces took four hours to regain control of the Elite Hotel in the Lido beach area of Mogadishu after five assailants stormed it, according to Information Ministry spokesman, Ismael Mukhtaar Omar. He said that "ten people were dead and five militants were also killed, plus one Somalia special police officer". Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack via its radio arm, Andalus. The hotel is often frequented by politicians, journalists and civil society activists.

 

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A view of Lido beach, Mogadishu, Somalia on November 15 2019.

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