Somali Officials Hold Security Conference, Al-Qaida Bombs It
Terrorists affiliated with al-Qaida in Somalia used a truck bomb to kill 12 people outside a hotel hosting a security conference near the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu.
Al-Shabaab, al-Qaida’s Somali sister organization, claimed it was behind the deadly blast that also caused extensive damage to the Somali Youth League (SYL) Hotel. Among the many injured in the terrorist attack are several journalists and politicians, including cabinet ministers. – READ MORE