Document – Somalia: Amnesty International condemns direct attacks on civilians and other violations | Amnesty International

Somalia: Amnesty International condemns direct attacks on civilians and other violationsAmnesty Internationalcondemns the attacks that have caused dozens of civilian deaths and injuries in the past two days in Mogadishu.An attack on 24 August on the Muna Hotel, a hotel situated close to the Presidential Palace and frequented by members of the Transitional Federal Parliament, killed 33 people, most of whom were civilians, including four MPs, according to a count by the Somali government. Five members of the security forces were also reportedly among those killed. Two or three heavily armed attackers reportedly wearing uniforms of the government forces, entered the hotel after killing security guards at the entrance and started shooting at people inside the hotel, opening bedroom doors and firing at guests, according to local sources. Al-Shabab, the armed group opposed to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Document – Somalia: Amnesty International condemns direct attacks on civilians and other violations | Amnesty International

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