Hotel under attack: 15 dead

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It’s a scene of terror and death on Saturday. The Naso Hablod Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia is a hotel known with a high degree of safety and comfort for business travelers and tourists to the Somali capital city. The building, which was built in 1972.

At least 15 people are dead and 25 others are injured as a result of Saturday’s car bombing and gun attack at the hotel.
 

Most of those killed and injured were civilians who were passersby and customers of nearby shops and a petrol station, police said. Fighting still is happening inside the hotel as of now.

Gunmen stormed the Naso Hablod hotel after detonating a car filled with explosives at the hotel gate, according to a CNN report.

The hotel is frequented by Somali government officials, lawmakers and security officers, Dahir said. The blast was followed by a gun battle inside the hotel.

There was no word on casualties but video on Twitter showed an ambulance, sirens blaring, speeding away from scene amid the sound of gunfire.