Five dead in Mogadishu hotel car bomb attack

摩加迪沙, 索马里 Five people, plus four attackers, were killed in an attack at a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, according to Somali police.

The deadly siege at the Afrik hotel which left 10 other civilians injured ended after Somali security forces battled militants for eight hours, police spokesperson Sadik Aden Ali said at a press conference early on Monday.
The attack began on Sunday afternoon 5 下午. 当地时间 (9 上午. 和) with a car bombing at the gate of the hotel frequented by government officials and politicians.
    General Mohamed Nur Galaala retired veteran military officer who once served as country’s defense minister in 1991 — was among those killed in the attack, 据警察.
    Dozens of other civilians were rescued by the security forces. Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble both condemned the attack and sent their condolences to those who lost their loved ones.
    My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the heinous terror attack in Hotel Afrik including Gen Mohamed Nur Galal who served his country with valor for over 50 年份,” Roble said via Twitter.
    Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack through a statement broadcast by Andalus Radio, 它的喉舌通道. CNN无法独立验证此声明.
    这家酒店是国会议员常去的地方, 政客, 和安全官员, 但不是外国人. 酒店外是前往机场和哈兰基地的主要安全检查站, 西方任务所在, 包括美国大使馆.
    The reason for the attack is unclear, but Somali police captain, 艾哈迈德·哈桑(Ahmed Hassan), told CNN that a top military commander was inside the hotel at the time of the attack. 其他高级军事官员和议员也都在酒店内, Hassan添加了.
    The United Nations condemned the attack on Monday.
    We are appalled by this reprehensible and senseless attack on a venue frequented by innocent civilians, and condemn it in the strongest terms,” the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, 在声明中说.
    Ambulances and security forces gather on the street outside the Afrik hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday

    The United Nations in Somalia expresses its condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured,” 他加了.
    青年党通过安达卢斯广播电台广播的声明声称对这次袭击负责, 它的喉舌通道. CNN无法独立验证此声明.
    伊斯兰叛乱组织, 根据 对外关系委员会, 想要把索马里变成一个原教旨主义的伊斯兰国家.
    它声称 卡车爆炸案的责任 12月在摩加迪沙郊外丧生 85 包括两名土耳其公民.
    另一个 在基斯马尤的一家旅馆发生恐怖袭击 7月在索马里朱巴兰州留下的 26 包括新闻工作者和当地政府官员在内的死亡人员.
    The militant group also said it was behind a triple car bombing near a hotel in Mogadishu 其中至少 52 人们被杀, 100 十一月受伤 2018.
    驻索马里的美军 开始撤离 12月从该国撤离,并被转移到东非的其他基地.
      在索马里的美军在与青年党作战时主要训练并向索马里当地部队提供建议. 美国军方还对该组织和该国当地的ISIS分支机构进行了空袭, 在9月份的有针对性的罢工中杀死了青年党最高领导人.
      Former US President Donald Trump ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia “到2021年初,” 在他执政的最后几天做出的一项重大军事政策决定中.




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