Parts of this article (those related to article) need to be updated.(August 2022)
During the evening of 19 August 2022, al-Shabaab gunmen attacked the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. Initially, two car bombs exploded. Gunmen then stormed the hotel, shooting people and taking hostages. At least 21 people were killed, and 117 others were wounded, fifteen of whom are in critical condition. The number of gunmen involved in the attack is currently unknown.
|2022 Hayat Hotel terror attack|
|Part of the Somali Civil War|
|Date||19–21 August 2022 |
15:23 – after 48 hours (EAT +3)
|Car bombing, mass shooting, suicide bombing|
|Weapons||Car bombs, guns|
|Deaths||30 + perpetrators|
|Motive||Act of terrorism|
- Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud holds an extraordinary meeting with the National Security Committee and, during a televised address, declares "total war" against al-Shabaab.
- Pakistan The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack.
- United States The United States Department of State released a statement condemning the attacks and praising Somalia's security forces.
- Turkey The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Türkiye) Press Released Regarding the Terrorist Attacks in Somalia (Mogadishu).
See also edit
- "Al-Shabaab: Islamists kill 12 in Somali hotel attack". BBC News. 20 August 2022. Archived from the original on 21 August 2022. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
- Faruk, Omar (20 August 2022). "Gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital, leave 20 dead". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 20 August 2022. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
- Naruk, Omar (21 August 2022). "Somali forces end hotel attack that left 21 dead, 117 hurt". ABC News. Archived from the original on 21 August 2022. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
- "President Hassan Sheikh presides over a meeting with the National Security Committee". Somali National News Agency. 23 August 2022. Archived from the original on 21 September 2022. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
- Dhaysane, Mohamed (24 August 2022). "Somalia's President Vows 'Total War' Against al-Shabab". Voice of America. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
- "Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu". www.radio.gov.pk. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
- "Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu". United States Department of State. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
- "No: 261, 20 August 2022, Press Release Regarding the Terrorist Attacks in Somalia / Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Foreign Affairs". www.mfa.gov.tr. Retrieved 8 September 2022.