1 January 2014

Somalia: Explosion, Gunfire Reported Outside Mogadishu Hotel

Witnesses report an explosion outside a well-known hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

A local reporter told VOA's Somali Service that heavy gunfire was heard immediately after the blast.

The reporter said a number of people have been wounded.

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