Victims rescued from Somali attack
MOGADISHU: Thirty people, including a government minister, have been rescued from a hotel under attack in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu as heavy gunfire continues inside.
Captain Mohamed Hussein spoke to The Associated Press from the scene as gunfire echoed in the background.
Security forces are in a stand-off with at least two terrorists early Sunday after the attack in Mogadishu started with a truck bombing outside the hotel gate.
At least 23 people were killed. The al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility.