At least 10 dead in Mogadishu hotel attack

2016-06-01 22:26
Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab launched a deadly attack on a top Mogadishu hotel popular with MPs, setting off a car bomb and fighting security forces inside the complex. (Mohamed Abdiwahab, AFP)

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab launched a deadly attack on a top Mogadishu hotel popular with MPs, setting off a car bomb and fighting security forces inside the complex. (Mohamed Abdiwahab, AFP)

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Mogadishu - At least 10 people, including two lawmakers, were killed in a car bomb and gun attack on Wednesday on a top hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group, medical and security sources said.

Around 40 others were injured in the assault on the central Ambassador Hotel, where Somali security forces continued to battle Shabaab fighters into the evening, around five hours after the attack began.

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