Move is aimed at restoring public confidence after deadly city centre bombing and truck bomb which killed more than 350 people two weeks ago

Somalia’s government has fired two of the country’s most senior security officials in the wake of an attack by Islamist militants which killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 30 others at a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu, the capital.

A statement from the prime minister’s office on Sunday said Abdullahi Mohamed Ali, the director general of Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency, and Gen Abdihakim Said, the head of police, were sacked following a cabinet vote.

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