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Al-Shabab Claims Mogadishu Hotel Attack

Somali officials say the country's deputy prime minister was wounded and at least six others killed in an attack by al-Shabab militants on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu. A VOA reporter in Mogadishu says the first explosion occurred just after guests finished praying Friday at the Central Hotel near the National Theater. A second explosion followed and then gunfire. Thick black smoke could be seen pouring from the the Central Hotel, which is popular with officials, including...

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