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Somali security forces confirmed at least 10 dead in an Islamic extremist attack on a hotel in the capital on Friday. According to officials, the gunmen detonated explosives outside the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu before entering and opening fire on civilians.

Dozens of staff members and guests including children were rescued by a special unit.

Loud explosions and gunfire could be heard in the early hours of Saturday morning indicating police officers and militants were still fighting.

Source: Africanews