RAW: At least 12 killed as Al-Shabaab militants attack Somali hotel

At least 12 people were killed Sunday as Al-Shabaab militants stormed a hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, police and witnesses said.

Police officer Mohamed Hassan told Xinhua that a car bomb hit the gate of the Sahafi hotel and then several gunmen stormed in.

Politicians, MPs and senior government officials often visit the famous hotel of Sahafi at busy junction of KM4, central of the capital.

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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