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Explosion Rocks Hotel – Hostages Taken

al shabab somalia

A major terrorist attack has rocked a hotel in a major city. Al-Shabab, an ISIS affiliate, is taking responsibility.

Via BBC:

An attack by the Islamist group al-Shabab on a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has left at least seven dead, health workers say.
A car bomb was detonated at the gates of the Naso-Hablod hotel before gunmen stormed it and took hostages.
The identities of the victims are not clear, but reports say they include three security guards.
Al-Shabab militants frequently carry out attacks in the city in their bid to topple the Western-backed government.

Funny, I don’t suspect the media will blame this one on “lax gun laws” or “hateful rhetoric.” I doubt they’ll blame it on the radical version of Islamism that fuels these murderers either.

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