BREAKING: Explosion, gunfire heard at Mogadishu hotel


Islamic extremist fighters – possibly from the Al Shabab terror group– stormed a popular hotel in the Somali Capital Mogadishu Friday, trapping government officials inside the building, police said.

Witnesses reported hearing a large explosion and gunfire at the Maka Al Mukaram Hotel, Reuters reported.

Police say gunshots were heard inside the compound but it’s unclear whether there are casualties resulting from the attack.  

“Al Shabaab fighters are on the top of the building and inside the hotel,” Police Major Ismail Olow told Reuters. “Some government officials are inside the hotel.”

Al Shabaab did not claim responsibility for the attack but has regularly targeted hotels before.


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