Somalia terror victim Mohamoud Mohamed Gure, of Holloway, pictured for first time

Mohamoud Mohamed Gure, 59, of Holloway

Mohamoud Mohamed Gure, 59, of Holloway - Credit: Archant

A Holloway man killed in a terrorist attack on his hotel in Somalia can be pictured for the first time.

Mohamoud Mohamed Gure, 59, who lived in Holloway until 2012 and had dual British citizenship, was killed in the al-Shabaab attack on Wednesday last week along with at least 14 others.

Another of those killed was 61 year-old Mohamoud Mohamed Gure of Willesden. The pair had returned to Somalia, the country of their birth, to become MPs and help rebuild the country.

The attack saw a car bomb detonated outside of the Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu before armed men burst in and began firing at guests and staff.

Mourners gathered outside the home of Mr Gure last week to pay their respects. He leaves behind a wife, five sons and three daughters.


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Foreign secretary Philip Hammond, who was visiting Somalia, said the extremist organisation “cannot be allowed to take hold” in the east African country.

He also expressed his sympathies for the families of Mr Gure and Mr Kabaweyne, and the others who lost their lives in the attack.

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“This […] al-Shabaab attack is yet another reminder of the importance of the work we are doing to support Somalia and to increase security across the region,” he said.

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