Somalia police end night-long siege of Mogadishu hotel, 23 dead (Report)

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In the wake of a night-long assault on a Mogadishu hotel in which 23 people were killed, Somalia’s government has fired the police and intelligence chiefs Sunday.

The Cabinet voted to sack the chiefs in response to a recommendation by Somalia’s security minister Mohamed Abukar Islow after two serious extremist attacks in the capital this month.

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Early Sunday Somali security forces brought an end to the siege at the Nasa-Hablod by five extremist attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon.

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Troops killed three attackers and captured two alive, said Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein.

Al-Shabab, Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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