Somalia: Al-Shabab militants attack key hotel in Mogadishu
03 December 2022 | 10:29 am
The attack comes amid a new offensive by the Somali government against the terror group, which controls large parts of central and southern Somalia.
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The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack in Mogadishu, the country's capital, where explosions have killed at least 100 and left hundreds more injured.
The clean-up continues in Somalia's capital Mogadishu as the death toll from the weekend's bombing claimed by Al Shabaab rises to at least 116. The government is appealing for international help.
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The heavy losses incurred by al-Shabab come after multiple car bombings were recently claimed by the group in Mogadishu.
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