(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) Mogadishu Muharram 19 1437 November 01 2015 SPA -- Suicide attackers struck a popular hotel in the
Somali capital Mogadishu early Sunday with 15 people killed
according to an official.
The fatalities included politicians and senior officials a senior
government source told dpa.
The group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.
Witnesses reported explosions followed by gunfire. A dpa journalist
saw five people lying on the ground.
A car bomb exploded at the entrance to the
Sahafi Hotel and that attackers then exchanged gunfire with the
A suicide bomber detonated a second set of explosives inside the
hotel the report quoted police as saying.
Several prominent people were among the injured including a
journalist and local businessman.
10:16 LOCAL TIME 07:16 GMT
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