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Attack on hotel in Somalia leaves at least four dead

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Extremist group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on the establishment, which is frequented by authorities and is close to the presidential palace

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Jihadist group intensified attacks against Somali government

At least four people died during an attack on a hotel in mogadishucapital of Somaliawhich has been occupied since the night of Sunday 28 by fighters of the jihadist group Al-Shabab🇧🇷 The information was confirmed to AFP by local security sources. Gunshots and explosions were heard for more than 12 hours after fighters stormed the hotel, which is close to the presidential palace. The criminals would have taken refuge in a hotel room and would be surrounded by government forces. “So far we have confirmed the deaths of four people,” said an official, who confirmed that government officials were among those injured. Al-Shabab, a militant group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the police, armed men entered the hotel around 8 pm (local time) this Sunday, the 27th. metal and a high perimeter wall. Somalia’s newly elected government pursues an “all-out war” policy against Islamists, which has prompted al-Shabab to step up attacks in recent weeks.

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🇧🇷With information from AFP

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