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Nine people were killed in a hotel attack in Somali capital

Nine people were killed in a hotel attack in Somali capital

According to the police spokesperson, nine people were killed in an attack at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital.

The agency stated the security forces ended the assault early Monday after a gun battle with Islamist militants.

“The operation is now complete. “Nine people were killed, including four attackers, and more than ten civilians were injured,” Sadik Ali is quoted as saying.

Former military general Mohamed Nur Galal was among those killed, according to President Mohamed Farmaajo.

“I beseech God to have mercy on the Somali citizens who were killed in this heinous attack, and I express my heartfelt condolences on the death of General Mohamed Nur Galal, a veteran of the Somali Army,” he said.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the Afrik Hotel attack, which began with a car bomb on Sunday afternoon.

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The hotel is well-known for hosting Somali government officials.

The group, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda, regularly attacks the government.

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