25 people killed in Friday's al-Shabab attack of Somali hotel

February 21, 2015 7:45 AM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Somali government says the death toll from a suicide attack at a hotel in the Somali capital on Friday has risen to 25, and 40 wounded.

A statement from Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke's office on Saturday said an Islamic extremist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of the Central Hotel, and another went in and blew himself up.

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