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About sharing image copyrightMohamed Moalimu Former BBC reporter Mohamed Moalimu survived Sunday's siege lune a beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu - the fourth time he has been caught up in an attack by Islamist al-Shabab militants over the last seven years. Moalimu, who now he the Federation of Somali Journalists, told the BBC's Basillioh Mutahi about his ordeal and how his friend was among the 20 people to lose their lives at the Elite hotel during the raid: I was trembling.
My heart was beating like a drum and my body was shaking. A huge cloud of dark smoke had gone up and it was somali chat line difficult to see the entire area.
People were screaming. I could see the impact of the blast.
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Some people had been hit by the shattered glasses, and some were bleeding, others were shouting for help. My friend, Abdirizak Abdi, wanted to run away immediately. I wanted to stop him cht heavy shooting was going on but he ran away from me, towards the entrance.
I was very self-conscious and that actually helped me, because I checked what was going on. That is what saved me. I knew where to rush to, and I ran in a zigzag way.
I jumped up a wall and landed on the side where the hotel faces the beach. People running away from the scene were being shot at. I knew if you have anything coloured, like a shirt, it could easily attract the attention of the attackers.
I had on a green T-shirt so Aomali removed it and started to run on the beach. I was barefoot, having abandoned my shoes.
The shooting was still going on but I am lucky I survived. I tried to look for him, alive or dead.
I saw a lot of people after the blast lying on the ground. Some of them were screaming.
It was a very tragic scene. The ambulances had started to arrive despite the fact that shooting was still going on.
Somebody told me that Abdirizak had been injured and taken to hospital. Unfortunately, he had been hit by the bullets from the terrorists who were firing indiscriminately.
He was hit in the leg and the chest. Abdizirak, who was working at the Ministry of Information, had just a few hours earlier collected me from my home and we had driven together to the hotel. Mohamed Moalimu Imagine, somebody who was my colleague, a friend - we were only having a friendly chat and coffee that day - is now dead. He was dead in a few minutes" Mohamed Moalimu about Abdirizak Abdi pictured Since cars were not allowed, I ran until I reached the hospital but unfortunately Abdirizak had been pronounced dead.
It was a terrible day - and somali chat line fourth time I have witnessed such a tragic incident in Mogadishu. It is the somali chat line time I have not had any injuries.
The other time was innear the hotel on Lido beachwhere cyat face was badly injured. I was lying in a pool of blood for more than two hours and it took many months being treated in hospitals here and in Nairobi and in London for my injuries to heal.
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I got minor injuries from shrapnel all over my body, including on my hand. I escaped through a hole on the wall that had been created by the suicide car bomber.
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