Somalia: Deadly siege of Mogadishu hotel leaves at least 12 dead | DW News

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Somali security forces say that a deadly siege at a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, has come to an end. At least 12 people have been confirmed dead so far, after Islamist militants stormed the hotel. It was a popular meeting venue for politicians and government officials. The Al Qaida-linked Al-Shabab group claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the first major assault since Somalia’s new president took office in May.

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