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Al-Shabaab militants attack hotel in central Somalia

June 26, 2014, 12:08 UTC+3
There are no confirmed reports on the number of casualties yet
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African Union Mission in Somalia soldier during a night patrol in Somalia (archive)

African Union Mission in Somalia soldier during a night patrol in Somalia (archive)

©  EPA/TOBIN JONES / AMISOM PHOTO / HANDOUT

LONDON, June 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Islamists from al-Shabaab organization have attacked a hotel in the town of Bulobarde in central Somalia, Reuters reported. The hotel accommodated soldiers of the government army and the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM).

According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen broke into the building and started shooting. There are no confirmed reports on the number of casualties yet.

AMISOM peacekeepers carry out operations against al-Shabaab, that has been fighting in Somalia in order to seize power and establish Sharia law.

Over the past few months, units of the African Union managed to oust extremists from the capital, Mogadishu and other cities, but the organization continues to control areas in the center and south of the country.

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