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Somalia.. Terrorist attack on a hotel near the presidential palace in Mogadishu

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A police officer told Reuters on Sunday that suspected al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a hotel used by government officials in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Officer Mohamed Abdi added that the attackers stormed the Villa Rose Hotel, near the presidential palace, with explosives and guns. It is not yet clear how many attackers.

Secretary of State for the Environment Adam O’Hersey wrote on his Twitter account that he had survived a “terrorist bombing of my residence” at the hotel, where several government officials were staying.