A section of the Presidential Palace area where the Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab Islamist militants attacked the Villa Rose hotel. Photo: Reuters
A section of the Presidential Palace area where the Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab Islamist militants attacked the Villa Rose hotel. Photo: Reuters
Africa

Somali forces storm hotel held by extremists, free 60 people

  • All 6 attackers – who had been holed up in the building for 18 hours after killing 8 civilians and trapping dozens more – died in the operation, police say
  • Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack

A section of the Presidential Palace area where the Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab Islamist militants attacked the Villa Rose hotel. Photo: Reuters
A section of the Presidential Palace area where the Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab Islamist militants attacked the Villa Rose hotel. Photo: Reuters
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