Hotel Attacks
Jul 02, 2019
ISIS’ Leaderless Revolution and the Sri Lanka Attacks: hotel attack overview included

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Jun 13, 2019
Video evidence suggests would-be Taj Samudra hotel bomber might have had two IEDs and prepped…

An analysis of six minutes and 28 seconds of CCTV video (posted by several outlets such as the Daily Mail) from the Taj Samudra hotel suggests Sri Lanka Easter bomber,…

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Apr 27, 2019
Draft data points on Sri Lanka’s Easter hotel and church bombings, 21 April 2019

Reporting from the BBC, Reuters, and scores of other outlets said at least 11 terrorist bombs exploded in Sri Lanka on 21 April, hitting multiple targets. Seven of these were…

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Mar 25, 2019
Precise data point summary regarding covert, hostile surveillance in 30 South Korean hotels, 21 March…

Most of the following data points come from the well done and succinct CNN article, “Hundreds of motel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online,” 21 March 2019, by Sophie Jeong and James…

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Mar 20, 2019
Muir Analytics’ exclusive interview with private security first responder, Serge Medic, during the 15 January 2019…

As five al Shabaab fighters raided and occupied the Dusit hotel and office compound in Nairobi, Kenya, on 15 January 2019, a slew of civilians, some armed and some unarmed,…

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Mar 15, 2019
27 February 2019, Hackers execute ransomware attack on hotel in Lucknow, India

The Times of India on 11 March reported that hackers attacked a hotel in Lucknow, India, with ransomware. Police say it is the first such attack on a hotel in the…

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Mar 07, 2019
Nine takeaways from the 15 January 2019 al Shabaab attack on the dusitD2 hotel and…

These takeaways come from Muir Analytics' full report on the dusitD2 hotel and business compound attack posted here. First, the hotel was the focal point of the attack. The terrorists…

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Mar 01, 2019
28 February 2019, Raid with car bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia

Quick overview and short takeaways: Reuters and scores of other outlets are reporting on this ongoing attack: 1) Al Shabaab exploded a massive car bomb outside the Hotel Maka Al-Mukarama…

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Feb 19, 2019
Executive Summary: Interim Analysis of the 15 January 2019 Al Shabaab Attack on the Dusit…

Below is an executive summary of the 15 January 2019 dusitD2 hotel and business complex attack sequence as of 15 February 2019. It comes from an extensively researched and sourced…

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Feb 19, 2019
Interim Analysis of the 15 January 2019 Al Shabaab Attack on the Dusit Hotel and…

Note: This sequence of events is hotel-centric. Details on the office buildings that were attacked are redacted in order to focus on what happened at the dusitD2 hotel. This is…

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Jan 16, 2019
15 January 2019, Hotel and business complex attacked, Nairobi, Kenya

On 15 January 2019, al Shabaab fighters raided the hotel and office complex at 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi, Kenya. The hotel in question is the dusitD2 nairobi (written in lower…

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Nov 28, 2018
7 November 2018, Sexual assaults endemic at Jamaican resorts, says US State Department and news…

An endemic problem On 7 November, the Chicago Tribune ran a disturbing story about rapes of tourists at Jamaican resorts, citing multiple case studies, interviews, and US State Department threat warnings.…

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Nov 06, 2018
29 October 2018, Suicide bomber near hotel, Tunis, Tunisia

Eturbonews reports that, at 1:50 pm on 29 October 2018, a female suicide bomber, most likely Tunisia’s first (Muir Analytics is conducting research to confirm), detonated her explosives on the pedestrian…

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Jul 18, 2018
6-7 July 2018, Port Au Prince, Haiti

On 6-7 July 2018, CNN reported that hundreds of rioters in Port au Prince, Haiti, attacked at least two hotels, the Royal Oasis Hotel, and the Best Western Premier Petion-Ville, as…

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Nov 20, 2017
5 November 2017, Chemical agent used on hotel guests, Fresnes (Paris,) France

On Thursday, 2 November at 8:20 pm, four men used a chemical agent to attack as many as 40 tourists (the French press said 80) from the People’s Republic of China…

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Oct 18, 2017
14 October 2017, Massive explosion demolishes 20 buildings in Mogadishu, including the Safari Hotel

On 14 October 2017, terrorists detonated at least one massive truck bomb – the New York Times says two truck bombs – in front of the Safari Hotel in Mogadishu,…

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Oct 03, 2017
2 October 2017, Initial report – concert mass murderer used Mandalay Bay as shooting perch

Below is an initial report of the worst mass shooting in US history where the shooter used the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel as a firing position to attack the Route…

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Jun 04, 2017
4 June 2017, Update on Resorts World Manila attack

On 3 June, Resorts World Manila released comprehensive CCTV footage of the 2 June attack on its Maxims Hotel and attached casino. The resort’s Chief Security Officer, Armeen Gomez, narrated…

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Jun 01, 2017
1 June 2017 – Initial coverage of Manila resort attack

The Enquirer, a Philippines-based news outlet, reports that just after midnight on Thursday (Friday, 2 June, Manila Time), that either a single gunman, or a group of gunmen, attacked the…

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May 16, 2017
7 May 2017, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

The Miami Herald reports that on 7 May at around 8:49 p.m., a gunman opened fire on a couple in the valet parking area of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.…

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Jan 31, 2017
31 January 2017, Predlitz-Turrach, Austria – hotel hacked, guests NOT trapped in their rooms, but…

On 28 January, The Local, an Austrian news source, reported that cybercriminals had recently hacked into the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt in Turrach. The attackers damaged the hotel’s electronic key system…

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Jan 17, 2017
14 January 2017, hotel attacks in Gondar and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Two hotel attacks in recent weeks are indicative of the increasing political violence happening in Ethiopia. It is a complex situation involving several ethnic and political issues that are spiraling…

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Oct 04, 2016
3 October 2016, Washington, DC

ABC news reports that just after 4:00 p.m. on 1 October, an unknown man spray-painted, “No justice,” and a red line/circle drawn through the word “peace,” and “Black lives matter…

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Sep 28, 2016
20-21 September, Charlotte, North Carolina

On the evenings of 20-21 September in Charlotte, North Carolina, political violence in the form of rioting, vandalism, intimidation, and assault impacted at least seven hotels in the city’s downtown…

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Sep 10, 2016
10 September 2016, update on the Southern View Hotel bombing, Pattani, Thailand

On 8 September, Thai authorities announced that 32-year old Hakeem Doloh, a Pattani native, had been linked to both the Southern View hotel bombing on 23 August, and the mid-south…

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Aug 31, 2016
23 August 2016, Pattani, Thailand

The Bangkok Post reports that two bombs detonated at the Southern View Hotel in Pattani, Thailand, on 23 August, killing two and wounding 40. The first bomb exploded in a…

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Jul 18, 2016
14 July 2016, Tijuana, Mexico

On 14 July at 7:30 pm,* (*Mexico-based new outlets say pm, the San Diego Union-Tribune says am) in Tijuana, Mexico, a gunman walked into the lobby of the Marriott Hotel…

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Jul 12, 2016
12 July 2016, Yet another major hotel hack, this one on Omni

Teri Robinson, Executive Editor of SC Magazine, penned an article on 12 July 2016 titled, “Malware on Omni Hotel POS systems scarfed payment card info.” It describes a point of…

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Jun 07, 2016
1 June 2016, Mogadishu, Somalia

On 1 June 2016 at 5:45 pm, al Shabaab fighters attacked the Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu, killing 13 and wounding 40, reports CNN. Al Shabaab used a car bomb at…

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Jan 21, 2016
15 January 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

On 15 January, six terrorists from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) raided and occupied the 147-room, four star Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, killing 29 and wounding 56, reports…

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Jan 14, 2016
12 January 2016, Hurghada, Egypt

On 9 January, two terrorists armed with knives and reportedly a pellet gun attacked the Bella Vista Hotel and Resort in Hurghada, Egypt, reports the BBC. The Bella Vista is…

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Dec 25, 2015
24 December 2015…not terrorism, but a common attack issue: Hyatt is hacked!

On 24 December, the BBC reported that Hyatt discovered malware on its payment processing system, which impacts 318 of its 627 properties. The former properties Hyatt manages directly. Franchisers manage…

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Nov 20, 2015
20 November 2015, Bamako, Mali – Statement from Radisson on the ongoing attack

On 20 November, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, released the following statement regarding the terror attack that began there this morning and still continues: "HOSTAGE-TAKING AT RADISSON BLU…

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Nov 20, 2015
20 November 2015, Bamako, Mali

A current summation of the immediate situation, mostly compiled by CNN, is as follows: Al Qaeda related terrorists attacked the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, at 7 am (other…

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Nov 20, 2015
13 November 2015, ISIS Raid on Paris – the hotel connection

The ISIS raid on Paris on 13 November 2015 included seven targets, reports the BBC, mostly in the eastern portion of the city: 9:20 pm, suicide bomb attack, Stade de…

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Oct 21, 2015
14 October 2015, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK

On 9 October, Londonderry police confirmed that a suspicious item reportedly found in the parking lot of the Waterfoot Hotel was, in fact, a bomb, said the BBC. The Irish…

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Sep 29, 2015
27 September 2015, Philippines, Davao del Norte

On 22 September 2015, the Dispatch Times reported that approximately 11 men assailed the Holiday Oceanview Samal Resort in Davao del Norte province (Samal Island) in the Philippines, and kidnapped…

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Sep 03, 2015
3 September 2015, al Shabaab ISSUES THREAT WARNING ON HOTELS, BEACH AREAS

The Somalia-based insurgent group al Shabaab issued the following warning on 2 September: “Let Muslims avoid going to the hotels where men and women misbehave…anybody engaged in this immoral culture…

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Aug 11, 2015
25 July 2015, San Salvador, El Salvador

On 25 July, Saturday night, suspected gang members threw a grenade into (or at the) the restaurant of the Sheraton Presidente San Salvador Hotel, reports Tim Rogers at Fusion.net. Mr.…

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Jul 13, 2015
10 July 2015, Thailand

The Phuket News and other outlets report that on 10 July, a bomb exploded at the Top Asia Hotel in Sungai Golok district, Narathiwat province, on Soi Pracha Vivat 2.…

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Jul 03, 2015
2 July 2015, Update on Tunisia Sousse hotel massacre

Since first reporting on the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba massacre on 27 June in Sousse, Tunisia, Muir Analytics has collected additional information on the sequence of the attack. Here is the updated version: One month…

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Jun 27, 2015
26 June 2015, Sousse, Tunisia

On 26 June, terrorists raided hotels along a beach in Sousse, Tunisia. Exact details of the terrorists’ tactics, the hotels struck, and the numbers of killed and wounded are tenuous,…

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Jun 02, 2015
29 May 2015, VIDEO of the aftermath: Babylon hotel bombing, Iraq

Here is a video of the aftermath of the bombing. Note the blown out windows several floors up and the scorched blast area in the parking lot. These factors demonstrate the…

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Jun 02, 2015
29 May 2015, Ishtar and Babylon hotel bombings, Iraq

The Gulf Times reports that ISIS, on 29 May 2015, claimed responsibility for bombing two hotels in Baghdad at around midnight on Thursday, 28 May: the Cristal Grand Ishtar and…

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May 14, 2015
8 May 2015, Iran

On 8 May, reports The Independent, hundreds of Kurds mobbed the Tara Hotel in Mahabad, Iran, and set fire to it over the suspicious death of a Kurdish hotel worker,…

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May 14, 2015
10 April 2015, Iraq

The Daily Mail reports that on 10 April, terrorists detonated a car bomb near the Babylon Warwick Hotel in the Karrada neighborhood, central Baghdad. The blast, which occurred during midday Friday…

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Apr 12, 2015
29 March 2015, Malaysia

On 29 March, the Malaysian press reported a bomb threat against Hotel Jen in Penang. On 24 March, operatives from the Islamic State sent letters bearing IS symbols to the…

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Apr 12, 2015
5 March 2015…Hotel point of sale hacked…not terrorism, but…

The Mandarin Oriental Group said in early March hackers had attacked point-of-sale systems at a number of its hotels in the US and Europe and stole credit card information from…

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Apr 12, 2015
27 March 2015, Somalia

On Friday, 27 March 2015, al Shabaab conducted a raid on the Makka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. The attack began late Friday afternoon with a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive…

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