At least 14 killed outside busy hotel in Mogadishu car bombing
Thursday March 22 2018
The scene of the blast outside the Weheliye Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on March 22, 2018. PHOTO | AFP
Mogadishu is regularly hit by bomb attacks carried out by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab which is fighting to overthrow Somalia's internationally-backed government.
East African leaders contributing to the Amisom force last month called for the United Nations to reconsider plans to withdraw troops by December 2020, saying the timeline was unrealistic and could lead to a reversal of gains.