A general view shows Somali policemen holding their position during an exchange of fire with Islamist al Shabaab gunmen outside a Sahafi hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Islamist al Shabaab attack Somali hotel, kill at least 11

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Two bombs ripped into a hotel in the Somali capital on Sunday and security forces fought Islamist al Shabaab gunmen who stormed inside the building for hours afterwards, police and witnesses said. At least 11 people were killed.

Al Shabaab, which has frequently launched attacks in Mogadishu in its bid to topple the Western-backed government, said it was behind the assault on the Sahafi hotel where government officials and lawmakers stay.

  • Mal

    Hmmm…”the Sahafi hotel where government officials and lawmakers stay.”
    So, not one of the hotels listed in the popular travel brochures, eh?

  • Hard Little Machine

    A good place to relocate the UN.