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Death Toll Rises to 24 in Mogadishu Hotel Attack

Somali officials say security forces have killed the gunmen who attacked a popular Mogadishu hotel, bringing the death toll from the assault to 24. Security Minister Abdirisak Omar Mohamed tells VOA’s Somali Service that security forces killed the three gunmen during a shootout in the Ambassador Hotel Thursday morning, and rescued 57 hostages the attackers had held overnight. The attack began late Wednesday afternoon with a car bomb blast outside the hotel that killed a fourth...

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