November 2022 Mogadishu attack

On 27 November 2022, 15 people were killed during an al-Shabaab attack at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.[1][2]


In 2006, about 15 years after the Somali Civil War began, jihadist group al-Shabaab began an insurgency in an attempt to overthrow the Somali government and impose an extreme interpretation of Sharia.[2] They often attack hotels; they have attacked the country's capital Mogadishu many times.[2] The Islamist group's most deadly attack was a truck bombing in October 2017 which killed over 500 people, and their most recent attack was a double car bombing on 29 October 2022.


During the evening of 27 November 2022, six al-Shabaab insurgents – a suicide bomber and five gunmen – attacked the Villa Rosa hotel in central Mogadishu.[1] The attack lasted over 12 hours, during which they killed eight civilians and a soldier.[1][2] Somali security forces killed all five insurgents and rescued 60 civilians.[1]