At least five people have died, including two security guards, 28 were injured and several were taken hostage during an ongoing attack that was carried out on Sunday by a group of armed men against the elite hotel in the capital. from Somalia, Mogadishu.
The attack began with the explosion of a powerful car bomb with a suicide bomber at the entrance to the hotel on Lido Beach, who was quickly attacked by a group of armed men, police officer Ahmed Bashane has reported the death toll has confirmed to the Data Protection Agency.
The number of people injured was reported by medical sources on Somali news portal Goobjoog.
Somali security forces have already cordoned off the hotel, which belongs to Somali MP Abdullahi Mohamed Nur and is frequented by politicians and journalists.
No group took responsibility for the attack, although the modus operandi corresponds to that of the terrorist organization Al Shabaab.