'At least 10' dead in jihadist attack on Mogadishu hotel

The Ambassador Hotel on June 1, 2016 after a car bomb explodedAt least 10 people, including two lawmakers, were killed in a car bomb and gun attack Wednesday on a top hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group, medical and security sources said. Around 40 others were injured in the assault on the central Ambassador Hotel, where Somali security forces continued to battle Shabaab fighters into the evening, around five hours after the attack began. “The attack was started with a heavy explosion and members from the Mujahedeen fighters stormed the building,” the Shabaab said in a statement.

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