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.

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