Somali MP blames his govt for hotel attack, 33 killed
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali lawmaker Hassan Abdi Osmail Hassan has accused the Federal government of being involved in Friday’s suicide and gun attack on hotel in Kismayo, a town lies some 500km south of the capital Mogadishu.
Hon. Hassan says his government had been responsible for the attack which was claimed by al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.
He was among those who survived in the siege of Asasey hotel where 33 people were killed while over 50 others injured, some seriously.
Hon. Hassan also accused the Federal government of having links with al Shabaab to destabilize the overall security in Kismayo, ahead of regional state presidential elections.
He says the hotel attackers had worn in police uniforms, a newly police uniforms which was given to police soldiers in the capital of Mogadishu.
There was immediate comment from the Federal government of Somalia over the allegations.
Friday’s attack was claimed by al Shabaab through its website.
The al Qaeda linked group al Shabaab has carried out similar attacks in the capital, Mogadishu for the past months.