Five of Somalia’s Islamic extremists attacked a leading hotel in the capital at dawn Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 10, before all the assailants were killed by security forces.
The Somali army and the African Union forces ended the siege by the al-Shabab attackers at the Sahafi Hotel by midday, police commander Ali Ahmed said.
“It’s over now. We have killed all the attackers,” Ahmed told The Associated Press by telephone. “They came under cover of darkness and attacked the hotel while some of the guards were sleeping.”