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1:18 pm - Monday February 19, 2018

At least 19 civilians killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital

Agencies, MOGADISHU

At least 19 civilians were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and an adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer said today.

Abdi Bashir told Reuters the Somali security forces took control of the restaurant at midnight after the gunmen held hostages inside for several hours. Five of the gunmen were killed, Bashir added.

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