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Somalia’s SYL hotel in Mogadishu ‘stormed by al-Shabab’

Latest Update: February 27, 2016 | 146 Views
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Militants have stormed a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by the al-Shabab group in a message to the British newschannel.

Militants detonated a car bomb outside the heavily fortified Somali Youth League hotel before moving inside.

An explosion also targeted a popular park known as the Peace Garden. One unconfirmed report speaks of as many as 12 people being killed.

Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, is waging an armed insurgency in Somalia.