Somali security forces battle jihadists in Mogadishu hotel attack
A group ofjihadist fightersstormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu popular withpoliticians and army officers, police said on Tuesday.The ongoing attack began at around 7:00 pm (1600 GMT), when a gun battle broke outbetween the jihadists and members of the security forces guarding checkpoints leading to the nearby presidential palace.Several sources toldAFPthat the attackers had managed to get inside the SYL hotel."The security forces are fighting a number of gunmen who have been holed up inside the hotel premises, but very soon, they will end the siege," police officer Ibrahim Mohamed s...
Five dead in Pakistan luxury hotel attack: military
Islamabad (AFP) - Five people including a soldier were killed after gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion dollar Chinese infrastructure project, the military said Sunday. The soldier was among security forces who rushed to the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel after the attack on Saturday.During the attack "5 individuals got Shaheed (martyred) including 4 hotel employees and a Pakistan Navy soldier," the military said in a statement. One of the hotel staff killed was a security guard shot at the entrance. Six others were...
Pakistan PM slams hotel attack as bid to damage economy
Islamabad (AFP) - An attack on a luxury hotel in the southwestern city of Gwadar was a bid to "sabotage prosperity", Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said Sunday, as police confirmed all the attackers had been killed.At least one person was shot dead Saturday after gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion dollar Chinese infrastructure project. A Baloch separatist group, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter."Such attempts especially in Balochistan are an effort to sabotag...