The Daily Telegraph
Ten killed as gunmen storm hotel in Somalia
At least ten people were killed after gunmen stormed an upscale beachfront hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu yesterday following a car bomb blast outside, in an attack reminiscent of others carried out by Al-shabaab militants.
“There was a car bomb blast targeting Elite Hotel at Lido beach. There is heavy gunfire in the building,” said Adan Ibrahim, a police officer.
Al-shabaab was driven out of the capital in 2011, but its militants continue to wage war against the government.