Explosion, gunfire heard at Mogadishu hotel

March 27, 2015 2:32 PM

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Islamic extremist fighters – possibly from the Al Shabab terror group-- stormed a popular hotel in the Somali Capital Mogadishu Friday, trapping government officials inside the building, police said.

Witnesses reported hearing a large explosion and gunfire at the Maka Al Mukaram Hotel, Reuters reported.

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