Vic­tims res­cued from So­mali at­tack

Shepparton News - - WORLDNEWS -

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.

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