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Major hotels a prime target for attack around the world

Sunday January 21, 2018

A 2011 image showing smoke and flames rising from the hotel after coming under attack [Reuters]

Major motels in style with vacationers or Westerners across the globe have been prime targets of jihadist teams for years.

Listed here are a number of the main attacks over the previous decade:

– Kabul: wave of Taliban strikes –

Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental lodge in Kabul on January 20, 2018, opening hearth on friends and employees and taking dozens hostage. No less than six individuals together with a foreigner have been killed. The assault was claimed by the Taliban.

On August 1, 2016, a bomb-laden truck struck at the Northgate, a lodge for foreigners in the Afghan capital. After a seven-hour siege by Taliban fighters, one policeman is killed.

On January 4 2008, the posh Serena lodge within the coronary heart of Kabul is focused in a suicide bombing that left seven individuals lifeless. The Norwegian overseas minister was in the lodge on the time.

On March 20, 2014, a Taliban squad hit the identical lodge, leaving 9 lifeless together with an AFP journalist and members of his family.

– Mogadishu: Shabaab attacks

Fighters from the Islamist insurgent group Al-Shabaab have carried out a wave of assaults towards lodges in the Somali capital over the past 10 years, using automotive bombs and commando raids.

Between 2015 and 2017, more than 100 individuals have been killed in a few dozen assaults, together with a double automotive bombing on the Dayah Lodge near the Somali parliament and state home that left no less than 28 individuals lifeless.

– Ivory Coast: seashore resort beneath hearth –
March 13, 2016: Nineteen individuals, including foreigners, have been killed when gunmen stormed the resort of Grand-Bassam, firing on the seashore and motels simply 20 kilometres away from the primary Ivory Coast metropolis of Abidjan. Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), claimed duty.

– Burkina Faso: jihadist raids –
On January 15, 2016, 30 individuals, primarily Westerners, have been killed in jihadist raids on the upscale Splendid lodge and a restaurant in Ouagadougou. The attacks have been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Murabitoun group of one-eyed Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar. The assault lasted about 12 hours before being ended by Burkina Faso armed forces backed by French troops.

– Mali: nine-hour siege –

On November 20, 2015, a siege at the luxury Radisson Blu lodge in Mali’s capital Bamako left 20 individuals lifeless, together with 14 foreigners. Visitors and employees have been held by gunmen for 9 hours. Al-Murabitoun claimed the attack.

– Tunisia: seashore capturing spree –

On June 26, 2015, a scholar went on a capturing spree within the resort town of Sousse, within the northeast of Tunisia. A complete of 38 tourists, together with 30 Britons, have been killed in the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group.

– Libya: Islamic State assault –
The Islamic State group claimed a January 27, 2015 assault on Tripoli’s luxurious Corinthia lodge. Nine individuals including 5 foreigners have been killed in the raid.

– Baghdad: coordinated suicide bombings

On January 25, 2010, at the very least 36 individuals have been killed and more than 70 wounded in coordinated suicide bombings towards three inns in Baghdad, the Palestine, the Babel and Hamra.

– Jakarta: double attack –

On July 17, 2009, nine individuals died in a double suicide bombing concentrating on the posh Ritz-Carlton and Marriott motels in Jakarta’s enterprise district.

– Mumbai: 166 lifeless –
A collection of coordinated gun and bomb assaults across Mumbai that focused prime inns, the primary railway station and a Jewish centre left a complete of 166 individuals lifeless.

The horror of the carnage performed out on reside television all over the world over three days as commandos battled the closely armed gunmen. India blamed the attacks on Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

– Islamabad: truck bombing-
On September 20, 2008, a truck pushed by a suicide bomber and loaded with 600 kilos of explosives drove into the Marriott lodge in Islamabad, killing 60 including the Czech ambassador.


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