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Tackling al-Shabab's terror tactics

Hours before UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived on a visit to Somalia the militant al-Shabab fighters attacked a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people.

Two British Somali MPs were among those killed in the 12-hour attack, which was declared over on Thursday morning.

Seventy British troops will soon be based at the heavily fortified airport working alongside the UN and Amisom forces and supporting the Somali security services.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports.

  • 03 Jun 2016
  • From the section Africa
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