Jihadist attack in Somalia leaves three dead, nine injured

Hotel Nuur Doob ficou completamente destruído depois da explosão de carro-bomba do grupo jihadista Al-Shabab.
Hotel Nuur Doob was completely destroyed after the explosion of a car bomb by the jihadist group Al-Shabab.

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17164743An attack committed by jihadists was recorded this Sunday (

), in the city of Jowhar, about 90 kilometers from the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Using a car bomb, terrorists from the jihadist group Al-Shabab attacked the Nuur Doob hotel, known for hosting members of the Hirshabelle state government. The explosion caused at least three deaths and injured nine other people, including ministers and regional deputies.

Among the victims are the Minister of State for Women, Asha Khalif, the Minister of State for Health, Abdi Moalim and the former speaker of the parliament of Hirshabelle. No information was released on the condition of the injured. The dead would be two hotel security guards and a deputy whose name was not revealed. Images released by Somali National TV showed the hotel completely destroyed, as well as the nearby buildings.

The jihadist group Al-Shabab has been part of the Al Qaeda terrorist network since 2012 and promotes frequent attacks in Mogadishu and in other regions in an attempt to overthrow the central government and forcibly establish an Islamic State in Somalia.

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