At least 17 dead as Al-Shabaab siege at Somali hotel ends

March 28, 2015 8:08 AM

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At least 17 dead as Al-Shabaab siege at Somali hotel ends

Somali government officials said they have taken control of the hotel where extremist gunmen were holed up for more than 12 hours in an attack that left 17 people dead.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Saturday the gunfire had subsided and security agents have accessed the whole building. Hussein said earlier the gunmen were believed to have occupied the third and fourth floor of the Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel in the capital Mogadishu.

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