Gunmen take guests hostage after blast at Somalia hotel

June 25, 2016 2:48 PM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali police official says gunmen who stormed a hotel in the country’s capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the attackers are throwing grenades and using machine guns to resist security forces who are trying to reach them on the second floor.

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