Gunmen Attack Hotel in Somali Capital
Islamic extremist gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Wednesday, killing at least 11 and injuring 50 others. Survivors of the attack hid under beds or jumped out of windows trying to escape the gunmen. The death toll may rise, according to police, but right now four al-Shabab attackers and two well-known clan leaders were killed in the siege. Al-Shabab is the homegrown Islamic extremist group of Somalia. The group claimed responsibility for the hotel attack on their radio. The storming of the capital hotel was initiated following a suicide car bomb explosion.
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