Another Somali attack leaves 23 people dead

Somalia was hit by another deadly attack when gunmen stormed a popular Nasahablod Two hotel killing 23 people.

According to reports, attackers used identity cards from the country's intelligence service to gain access to the building.

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for carrying out the bombings.

EWN Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish says the militant group which was ejected from the cities, now operating from the rural outskirts, has been showing its abilities by coming into the city and attacking Somalis.

Apparently, they got hold of ID cards from intelligence services - the police head and the intelligence head were both sacked.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa correspondent

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