At least three armed militants entered inside the hotel, police said. Attackers who holed up inside, taking hotel guests as hostages, shot dead him in his room. Nuunow has arrived in the capital from Baidoa city last Thursday, along with Southwest state President Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden to attend a key meeting on the development of the lower governments.
After attack in Somalia
Other officials were also killed, including a Police colonel Mohamed Yusuf Nur known as (Fanah), a former member of Parliament, Abdinasir Garane and an adviser at the Federal Ministry of Interior Zakariye Mohamud. At least 19 people were killed when the two car bombs detonated. More than 40 others were wounded.The Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab extremists have immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Mogadishu, a large city on the east African nation’s coast, has endured high levels of violence for years. Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked terror group, has carried out several deadly car bomb attacks in the city. The country is in the midst of a severe drought, and 3.1 million people are threatened by famine because of the food shortages and violence.