Somali Extremists Attack Hotel in Mogadishu, Escalating Security Concerns

Mogadishu, Somalia – The Somali extremist group al-Shabab launched an attack on a hotel in the capital, where a loud explosion and gunfire echoed through the night. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the assault on the SYL Hotel, situated near the presidential palace in a typically secure area. This hotel is often frequented by government officials. The extent of casualties from the attack is unknown at this time. Recent weeks had seen a decrease in attacks …

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