MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants have given an explanation concerning their attack which targeted the Hayat Hotel just within the city centre of Mogadishu, in one of the deadliest attacks during the reign of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was elected in May 2022.
The over 30-hour siege left 21 people dead who were within the popular hotel and 117 wounded, according to the minister of health Ali Haji in a statement on Sunday.
In a detailed statement, Al-Shabaab spokesperson on matters of military operations Abdiazuz Abu Musab claimed the attack was a "perfect" response to the recent statement by Mohamud on his strategies to fight the militants...
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