MOGADISHU (HAN) November 1,2015.Public Diplomacy and Regional Security News. Somali Militants with AMISOM uniform lay siege toHotel Sahafi with bombs and guns in Somalia. Somali special security forces “retake” control of Hotel Sahafi after five and half hour siege; officials. Al-Shabaab militants stormed Hotel Sahafi in Mogadishu on Sunday morning about 5:45AM, after a majorcar bom blasts.
At least five people were killed and 13 more wounded, Somali police Capt. Mutaf Abdi said. Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack of Hotel Sahafi.
Those dead were civilians, and three officials, including a member of parliament Mr.Abtidoon. The Al-Shabaab armed men pushed inside the building, then Somali special forces deployed to hunt and kill one by one inside the hotel.
The attack kicked off when a suicide car bomb exploded at the gates of the hotel, which government officials use as a residence..
according to Reuters and HAN agency, the two major explosions detonated during the attack — one believed to be a bomb remotely targeting first emergency responders. The third explosion was believed to be carried out by a suicide bomber to stop, re-reinforcements.