Victims rescued from Somali hotel attack

29 October, 2017, 01:55 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • Bombs kill at least 7 in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Oct 29 At least 14 people were killed in coordinated auto bombings followed by an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, claimed by Shabaab Islamists.

A witness said a second explosion went off just when a truck tried to tow a small vehicle from the scene as rescue teams were trying to access the scene.

The attack comes two weeks after more than 350 people were killed in a massive truck bombing on a busy Mogadishu street-the country's worst-ever attack. The dead also included a former politician, he said.

The Nasa-Hablod hotel is frequented by government ministers, lawmakers and Somali business leaders.

Gunshots could be heard ringing out inside the Nasahablod Two hotel while the bomb exploded near its gate, police captain Mohammed Hussein said.

Al-Shabab, Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group, quickly claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack and said its fighters were inside the hotel.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GPU Launched Starting At ₹39000
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Pascal-based GPU rolls with a collection of high-powered specs. However, this price tag might slightly vary depending on the 3rd party vendors.


Woman says Harvey Weinstein assaulted her in NYC
Haleyi said the attack occurred during a visit to Weinstein's apartment in NY when she was in her 20s. She had first met Weinstein in 2004, she recalled, at the European premiere of the film The Aviator .


BJP's OBC commission pitch to counter Congress in Gujarat, Karnataka
According to Deccan Chronicle , Vasava had supported Congress in the Rajya Sabha elections held in August. The Congress has given both Mr Patel and Mr Mevani an open invitation to join the party.


Witnesses said gunmen stormed Nasa-Hablod hotel after detonating a vehicle filled with explosives at the entrance.

The Shabaab has made attacks on hotels - commonly beginning with a suicide vehicle bombing followed by an invasion by gunmen - a regular strategy in its decade old battle to overthrow successive internationally-backed governments in Mogadishu.

A staggering 22,000-strong African Union force is expected to withdraw its forced and hand the country's security to the Somali military by the start of 2021.

The Shabaab lost their foothold in Mogadishu in 2011 but have continued their battle to overthrow the Somali government, launching regular attacks on military, government and civilian targets in the capital and elsewhere.

The US military also has stepped up military efforts against al Shabab this year in Somalia, carrying out almost 20 drone strikes, as the global war on extremism moves deeper into the African continent.

Recommended:

  • National Party found guilty of Eminem copyright breach

    National Party found guilty of Eminem copyright breach

    National Party President Peter Goodfellow claimed in the declaration he was dissatisfied with the ruling. Earlier this year, Eminem's lawsuit against New Zealand's National Party went to trial.
    Man killed after concrete chunks thrown from overpass

    Man killed after concrete chunks thrown from overpass

    Law enforcement sources said the alleged rock-throwers, who were arrested Friday, threw the rock as a prank, WXYZ-TV reported. They say 20 rocks had been thrown before White and his co-worker came through, ClickOnDetroit reports.
    Manchester United move onto nine points in Group A

    Manchester United move onto nine points in Group A

    Shouldn't be a surprising if Chris Smalling is paired up with Victor Lindelof against a young Benfica attack. Benfica now sit at the last spot in the table and a loss in Lisbon would ensure they remain there.
  • Antonio Conte Claims Steve Holland Media Reports 'Lacked Respect'

    Antonio Conte Claims Steve Holland Media Reports 'Lacked Respect'

    That result left them in fourth place in the Premier League table and nine points behind Manchester City in the race for the title this season.

    A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

    ESET is best known for offering a range of antivirus and security suite solutions for home and business users. Google also made a decision to completely redesign Chrome Cleanup to make it both simpler and more powerful.
    Chicago Bulls suspend Bobby Portis eight games for role in scuffle

    Chicago Bulls suspend Bobby Portis eight games for role in scuffle

    He can practice with the team during his suspension and will be eligible to return for the Bulls' Nov. 7 game against Toronto. Mirotic , 26, averaged 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last season, and was expected to start for Chicago this season.
  • Fashion brands are now blacklisting Terry Richardson over sexual misconduct allegations

    Fashion brands are now blacklisting Terry Richardson over sexual misconduct allegations

    Richardson has photographed stars including Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga and directed Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball video. Per the Telegraph , allegations over Richardson's conduct have recently resurfaced, though no new claims have been made.
    Pennsylvania gets Real ID extension through October  2018

    Pennsylvania gets Real ID extension through October 2018

    DPS is actively working towards making Oklahoma REAL ID compliant and will use this time to gain compliance with the requirement. Department of Homeland Security has issued an additional one-year waiver as ME works to comply with the federal REAL ID law.

    Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

    However, it does not clarify the standard for an "average" person. "Also it looks like there's no way to turn this feature off what the hell".
  • Khloe Kardashian is 'having a boy'

    Khloe Kardashian is 'having a boy'

    In a pic captioned " Take San Fran .?", Kim, Khloe , and Kourtney Kardashian pose in all-black outfits on a balcony. She later told Ryan Seacrest over text on live television that Kylie wouldn't be confirming anything.
    Ticket alert: Maroon 5 coming to Tacoma Dome

    Ticket alert: Maroon 5 coming to Tacoma Dome

    Julia Michaels , who is featured on the album, will also perform with the Grammy-winning band during their St. American Express card members can get pre-sale tickets on Monday, October 30.
    Ewan McGregor, Eve Mavrakis split after 22 years, report says

    Ewan McGregor, Eve Mavrakis split after 22 years, report says

    That was until pictures surfaced of McEwan kissing American actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead on Monday (NZ time) at a London cafe. A customer tells the tabloid the pair seemed "relaxed" together and were "deep in conversation" for more than an hour.


Popular

Sheriff's spokesman: 2 killed on Grambling State campus
The campus has not been placed on lockdown following the shooting , but students have been advised to stay inside and be vigilant. When police arrived to the scene after getting a call from a distraught student, Andrews and Caldwell were already deceased.

Fallen soldier's widow: 'Nothing to say' to Trump after condolence call
A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general. The president's tweet comes after Myeshia Johnson during an interview on ABC's " Good Morning America " confirmed Rep.

Shin Megami Tensei V For Nintendo Switch Announced
Afterwards, the students find themselves surrounded by demons in a wasteland before being seemingly devoured by them. No release date details were announced, but the series is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Uncapped Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer picked for New Zealand T20Is
The major highlight being the two new faces included in the squad - Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj . Read Also India vs New Zealand series 1st ODI: India lose, but Virat Kohli gets closer to god .

Smriti Irani attacks Rahul on Twitter, again. Now over Jay Shah
Meanwhile, Amit Malviya, the head of BJP's IT cell, said that the Congress was "buy [ing]" support for Rahul Gandhi. Meanwhile, Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore tweeted on Rahul Gandhi's popularity, calling it "doping".

Missing Pakistani journalist on trail of 'Indian spy' found after 2 years
It was a result of this action on the part of Zeenat that the security forces were bound to agree that Hamid was in their custody. She had filed an application with the Supreme Court's Human Rights Cell on behalf of Fauzia Ansari , Hamid's mother.

Germany: Knife attack suspect arrested in Munich
The police department said on Twitter that officers are looking for the assailant "with all available police forces". The arrest of the suspect in his 30s brought calm back to the streets of the Bavarian capital after a tense morning.

Spiritless Nuclear Deal Not Beneficial for Iran
Should Trump walk away from the deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran would "shred" it. Reinstating old nuclear sanctions on Iran for non-nuclear reasons, however, is a violation of the agreement.

Rob Kardashian's lawyer hits back at Blac Chyna
One instance was when she tried to call her ex, Tyga , who also happens to be the father of her 5-year-old son King Cairo . But the gag will be if Chyna actually wins the lawsuit and forces the Kardashians to pay up for working her nerves.

Kelly defends Trump's call to Gold Star widow
Of those families who agreed to speak, about nine said they had contact with the president while nine others said they had not. He knew what the possibilities were because we're at war", Kelly says he had been told by a friend and colleague.