In Somalia, seventeen people have been killed and twenty six others injured in an attack by gunmen on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu.

Security officials said a gunman first rammed an explosive-laden car into the gate of the hotel while other gunmen stormed in.

Security officials said two of the attackers have been shot dead and ten hostages rescued. They said five gunmen are still inside the hotel and holding an unknown number of hostages.

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