The damaged interior of the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on Sunday following a deadly 30-hour siege by al-Shabab jihadists. Photo: AFP
The damaged interior of the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on Sunday following a deadly 30-hour siege by al-Shabab jihadists. Photo: AFP
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Death toll in Somalia hotel siege by al-Shabab jihadists climbs to 21

  • The gun and bomb attack on the Hayat hotel caused parts of the building to collapse, with many people feared trapped inside since the assault began on Friday
  • The Mogadishu hotel was a popular meeting spot for government officials and scores of people were inside when a suicide bomber triggered an explosion

The damaged interior of the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on Sunday following a deadly 30-hour siege by al-Shabab jihadists. Photo: AFP
The damaged interior of the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on Sunday following a deadly 30-hour siege by al-Shabab jihadists. Photo: AFP
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