Somali security forces, paramedics and fire fighters outside the Central Hotel in Mogadishu on 20 February 2015
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Somali capital Mogadishu hit by double explosions at hotel

At least 20 people, including senior government officials, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The Central Hotel, often frequented by politicians, was hit by a car bomb and a suicide attack. Gunmen then stormed the hotel mosque and opened fire during Friday prayers.

An MP and Mogadishu's deputy mayor were among the dead.

Mary Harper reports.

  • 20 Feb 2015
  • From the section Africa
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