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Somali forces nonetheless battling with al-Shabab in resort assault


MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali forces have been nonetheless attempting to flush out armed assailants who attacked a resort within the capital Monday, greater than 12 hours after the assault began.

There have been stories of gunfire Monday morning. Extremist group al-Shabab has claimed duty for the assault. There was no instant phrase of any casualties.

Al-Shabab mentioned in a broadcast by itself radio frequency Sunday that its fighters attacked the resort Villa Rose, which has a restaurant standard with authorities and safety officers.

Scores of individuals have been rescued from the resort. Abdi Hassan, a authorities employee who lives close to the resort, informed the Related Press that he believes a number of authorities officers have been contained in the resort when the assault began. Some have been seen leaping the perimeter wall to security whereas others have been rescued, he mentioned.

The resort isn’t removed from the presidential palace in central Mogadishu, from the place a blast was heard, adopted by gunfire.

Such militant assaults are widespread in Mogadishu and different elements of the Horn of Africa nation.

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