A suicide bomber detonated a truck at a checkpoint outside the Somali Youth League hotel at 7:45pm on 26 February 2016 in Mogadishu, Somalia. It was followed by his accomplices clashing with the hotel security guards. The police said they ended the attack by killing the four insurgent gunmen. Five militants, including the suicide bomber, as well as 14 civilians were killed. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility. Sixteen other people were injured.
|February 2016 Mogadishu attack|
|Part of Somali Civil War (2009–present)|
|Date||26 February 2016 |
|Suicide truck bombing, shooting|
|Weapons||Truck bomb, guns|
|Deaths||14 (+5 attackers)|
Five people were killed in a suicide bombing at the same hotel in January 2015.
- "Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly attack on SYL hotel in Mogadishu". BBC News. 26 February 2016.
- "Islamist militants claim deadly car bomb in Somali capital". France 24. 26 February 2016.
- "At Least 14 Dead as Shabab Gunmen Attack Hotel in Somalia". The New York Times. 26 February 2016.