17 killed in Somalia hotel attack August 17, 2020

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17 killed in Somalia hotel attack August 17, 2020

ISLAMABAD- In Somalia, 17 people have been killed and several others wounded in an attack of al-Shabab militants on an upscale beachfront hotel in Mogadishu.

According to Government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar, the attack was carried out with a powerful car bomb blast which blew off the security gates of the hotel. Then, gunmen ran inside and took hostages, mostly young men and women who were dining there.

He said all the four armed militants were shot dead.