Death toll from hotel attack in Somalia capital rises to 28: official

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 25, 2017 1:35 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The death toll from a militant attack on Wednesday on a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu has risen to 28, the head of Mogadishu's ambulance services said.

Al Shabaab militants rammed a car bomb into the gate of the hotel before storming inside.

"We have confirmed 28 people died and 43 others were injured in the two blasts at the hotel," Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of the capital's ambulance services, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by George Obulutsa; editing by John Stonestreet)