Somali troops end Al-Shabaab hotel seizure after at least 17 killed

Somali elite troops Saturday took control of the Maka Al-Makarramah hotel in Mogadish twelve hours after Al-Shabaab terrorists carried out a suicide car bombing and occupied two floors. Among the 17 people known killed were the Somali ambassador to Switzerland and an unknown number of terrorists. Four of the 28 wounded victims died in hospital. The hotel was a favorite haunt of Somali government officials.

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