Al-Shabaab militants are still held up in Mogadishu’s Villa Rose Hotel. They began their attack last night around 8:00 p.m. with suicide bombings. Fighters then entered the hotel and have since been engaging Somali forces attempting to retake the building.
Local media has reported at least 10 have been killed so far. Those among the reported dead include British citizen, Mohamed Sayid Hassan Elmi.
security forces had been trying to clear the Villa rose Hotel of attackers since Sunday evening when the gunmen stormed the building following gunfire & large explosions in the area after 20 hours of siege,gunfire could be heard. Villa located close to the presidential compound pic.twitter.com/L29n48emEl
— Baidoa Online (@BaidoaU) November 28, 2022