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SOMALIA: Al-Shabab attacks hotel at Mogadishu beach

SOMALIA security forces “neutralized” Islamist rebels who had attacked a hotel in the country’s capital city of Mogadishu, the Somali National News Agency (SONNA) reported on Saturday.

It added that security forces had rescued “many civilians from inside the hotel” and “shot and killed” those responsible.

The Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack on the affluent Pearl Beach Hotel at Lido Beach.

There was no confirmation of the number of casualties in the attack.

Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Aamin Ambulance Services, said that they had threated seven injured people.

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