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6 killed, 8 injured in hotel attack in Mogadishu

6 killed, 8 injured in hotel attack in Mogadishu

Speaking by telephone from the scene, Captain Mohamed Hussein said more than 20 people, including government officials, were thought to be trapped as the extremists holed up on the top floor of the Nasa-Hablod hotel, close to the presidential palace. The dead also included a former politician, he said.

At least 10 people, including a former lawmaker and a police official were killed and more than eight others wounded in two suspected suicide auto blasts at a hotel in capital Mogadishu on Saturday evening, according to police, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

The Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab claimed Saturday's bombings in a statement on its Andalus radio statin, saying its fighters had forced their way into the hotel.

The Nasa-Hablod hotel is frequented by government ministers, lawmakers and Somali business leaders.

Mogadishu's Aamin ambulance service has so far removed three bodies from the scene and evacuated 17 wounded, its director Abdukadir Abdurahman told AFP.

That attack also began when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden auto outside the hotel which was then stormed by gunmen, provoking an assault that lasted several hours and only ended when special forces killed three attackers inside.

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Witnesses then reported hearing shooting from inside the hotel. Sporadic gunfire could be heard in the vicinity.

Local media reported that heavily-armed gunmen had stormed the Nasa-hablood hotel after the explosion and a gunbattle continues to rage on inside.

"I was very lucky", he added.

Its sister hotel, the Nasahablod, was targeted by Al Shabab in a similar attack that killed 11 people in June a year ago.

Saturday's explosions occurred two weeks after an enormous blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 358 people. US military officials and others in recent months have expressed concern that Somali forces are not yet ready.

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