Siege at Somali hotel ends

December 11, 2019 - 285 views

Somali police say they've ended an attack by Islamist militants on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing all five gunmen.

Two members of the security forces and three civilians were killed during the fighting at the Somali Youth League hotel, which is used by officials and business people.

At least 82 people were rescued, according to a police statement.

The incident began with a gun battle between the Islamist al-Shabab militants and members of the security forces manning checkpoints leading to the nearby presidential palace.


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