At least 15 dead in Somalia hotel attack, militants say end siege

March 28, 2015 7:05 AM

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The death toll from an attack by al Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital rose to at least 15, police said, and the attackers said they had ended the overnight siege that was punctuated by loud explosions.

Al Shabaab fighters blasted and shot their way into the popular Hotel Maka Al Mukaram on Friday afternoon, trapping many government officials.

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