‘Briton’ is among four people killed in ongoing hotel siege in Somali capital

‘Briton’ is among four people killed in ongoing hotel siege carried out by jihadists in Somali capital

A British man is reportedly among four victims who were killed by Al-Shabaab militants after they stormed a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. 

Mohamed Sayid Hassan Elmi, a British citizen who arrived in Somalia less than two weeks ago, was named locally as one of the victims of the ongoing siege at the Villa Rose hotel. 

Gunfire and explosions could still be heard more than 12 hours after the militants stormed the hotel near the presidential palace in a hail of bullets.

Mohamed Dahir, an official from the national security agency, told AFP the gunmen were holed up in a room at the Villa Rose surrounded by government forces.

‘So far we…

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