Mogadishu hotel attack: At least 15 dead after al-Shabaab launch bomb and shooting assault in Somalia

At least 15 people have been killed in a terror attack at a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

Witnesses said they heard at least one large explosion followed by gunfire on Wednesday, when militants detonated a car bomb at the gates of the Ambassador Hotel before storming inside.

A huge plume of smoke could be seen rising from the area as the siege continued.