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Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises to 15, fighting still raging

Reuters , Saturday 28 Mar 2015
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The death toll from an attack by Islamist militants on a hotel in the Somali capital rose to at least 15, police said as fighting continued into early Saturday, with loud explosions heard overnight.

"At least 15 people died including Somalia's ambassador to Geneva, and at least 20 others were wounded," Colonel Farah Aden, a senior police officer at the scene, told Reuters.

"Those who died include civilians, hotel guards and government soldiers."

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