Jazeera Palace Hotel bombing

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Jazeera Palace Hotel bombing
Part of Somali Civil War (2009–present)
Jazeera Palm Hotel.jpg
Jazeera Palace Hotel, renovated months after the attacks.
LocationMogadishu, Somalia
DateJuly 26, 2015
Attack type
Suicide bombing

On July 26, 2015, the Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia was struck by a suicide bomber driving a vehicle packed with explosives.[1][2][3] At least 15 people were killed.[1][4] al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.[1][2]


On July 10, 2015, Shabab had attacked two hotels and a stadium housing peacekeepers.[4] The two hotels, Hotel Weheliye and Hotel Siyad, were targeted by car bombs.[5]

The heavily guarded hotel was regarded as secure and favored by diplomats and high-ranking government officials.[1]

The Jazeera Palace Hotel bombing by al Shabaab was endorsed by the Turkistan Islamic Party[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d Ibrahim, Mohammad (26 July 2013). "12 Are Killed in Bombing Outside Hotel in Somalia". New York Times. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Al-Shabab attack devastates Mogadishu landmark". Al Jazeerah. Al Jazeera and agencies. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ Zeynam, Ali (2016). Cataclysm: Secrets of the Horn of Africa. Xlibrus. ISBN 1524564087. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b Pearson, Michael (26 July 2015). "Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Mogadishu hotel attack". CNN.
  5. ^ Kriel, Robyn (15 July 2015). "Al-Shabaab says it is responsible for three Somalia attacks". CNN. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  6. ^ "TIP Thanks Shabaab for Damaging Chinese Embassy in Suicide Bombing at Mogadishu Hotel". SITE Intelligence Group. August 1, 2015.
  7. ^ : أبو مريم الفقير (ذو الحجة-1436 هـ September 2015). "واقعة بطولية عملية مباركة على السفارة الصينية في الصومال" (PDF). تركستان الإسلامية. No. العدد 18. p. 28. Check date values in: |date= (help)