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Explosions, Gunfire Reported Outside Mogadishu Hotel

Witnesses in Somalia's capital say three bombs have exploded outside a prominent hotel, causing an unknown number of casualties. Government security forces and African Union peacekeepers sealed off the streets Wednesday around the Jazeera hotel, soon after two car bombs went off in quick succession near the hotel gate. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire after the initial blasts. Later, a third bomb exploded outside the hotel. A local reporter told VOA's Somali Service that...

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