Somali minister for Information has strongly condemned the heinous violent acts of terrorism near SYL Hotel which over 15 killed innocent people and injured many more.
“The fact that the terrorists would target innocent people in such a brutal and unforgivable manner is the greatest sign of their inhumanity,” said Marete. adding, “I send my condolences to the families and relatives of those who lost their lives in this terrible attack. I also pray for a quick recovery for those who were wounded.”
The bomber rammed his truck into the gates of the hotel, targeting lawmakers and ministers holding a meeting there, according to Al-Shabaab military operations spokesman Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab via Radio Andalus.
The SYL Hotel is frequented by diplomats, government officials, foreign nationals and even hosts visiting heads of state. It was already targeted in February and last year in two attacks that killed a total of nearly 40 people.
This attack barely a week comes after over nine people killed after four Al-Shabaab fighters attacked popular restaurant alongside Mogadishu’s offshore.
Al-Shabaab which wants to topple internationally recognised Somali government has carried out several deadly attacks in Somalia’s main towns.