Hotel Attack in Somalia Kills Over 13 People – Police

A still from a Reuters TV video shows a secondary explosion after a suspected suicide car bomb rammed into the gates of a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Reuters TV
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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least 13 people were killed on Wednesday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu when al Shabaab militants rammed a car bomb into the gate of a hotel and stormed inside, police said.

“At least 13 people, including forces and civilians, died in two blasts at the hotel. A dozen others were injured,” Major Mohamed Ahmed, a police officer, told Reuters, adding that the death toll could rise.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Aaron Maasho; Editing by Edmund Blair)


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