Target in Mogadishu attack was retired army general, says Al-Shabaab

Bomb explosion in Mogadishu

The scene following twin car bombs that exploded within moments of each other in the Somali capital Mogadishu on November 9, 2018. Casualties are feared as a huge bomb exploded at Afrik Hotel in Mogadishu on January 31, 2021.

Photo credit: Abdirazak Hussein Farah | AFP

Somalia militant group Al-Shabaab says it laid a siege on a Mogadishu hotel because it was hosting a former military general they were targeting.

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