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Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, police and the militant group said. | Video

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