Attack in Mogadishu occurred on a day when president, prime minister and other senior officials were meeting to discuss combating attacks by armed groups.
A suicide bomber disguised as a regular soldier attacked a military base, killing at least one solider and leaving many injured.
Somali National Army conducted an operation in the town of Mubarak, located 95 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu.
"Security forces have ended the siege now and the gunmen are dead," says a security official, after Al Shabab terrorists stormed Hayat Hotel, leaving some 20 people dead and sparking a 30-hour standoff with government forces.
Al Shabab militants stormed Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 40 others, engaging in an hours-long exchange of fire with Somalia's security forces.
The assault on the Hayat Hotel has triggered a fierce gunfight between security forces and terrorists who are still holed up inside the building.
Al Shabab terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least three people in Jowhar, the capital of Hirshabelle state.
The move reverses an order from US President Joe Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, who in 2020 pulled nearly all US forces from the East African nation.
A total of 329 lawmakers will choose Somalia's next leader from among 36 candidates, including the incumbent president 'Farmajo' and other frontrunners Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.
The 33-hour curfew in Mogadishu will cover both traffic and people as lawmakers, security personnel and all others officials involved in the vote will still be free to move.
Al Shabab terror group claimed responsibility for the attack which left at least 4 dead and several others wounded.
Tuesday's pre-dawn attack on the camp began with a car bomb, followed by a furious firefight that is believed to have killed at least 10 Burundian soldiers and 20 Al Shabab terrorists.
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