Two hotels and an African Union base under attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

At present, there are reports of attacks on two hotels, the Wehliya and Siyaad, in central Mogadishu and a mortar attack on an African Union base. Car bombs exploded and then gunmen entered the hotels and started shooting. So far, four people are reported killed, and al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Advice For Travellers

Any travellers in Mogadishu should stay in a safe place until the situation is resolved. Most countries advise against all travel to Somalia.