Gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital, leave 20 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP)—Islamic militants have stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital, engaging in an hourslong exchange of fire with the security forces that left at least 20 people dead, according to police and witnesses.

In addition, at least 40 people were wounded in the late Friday night attack and security forces rescued many others, including children, from the scene at Mogadishu’s popular Hayat Hotel, they said Saturday.

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