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Bomb blast caught on camera as Somali militants attack hotel

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 00:46

A suspected suicide car bomb rammed into the gates of a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu before a secondary explosion was caught on camera as media had gathered to film the aftermath of the first attack. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A suspected suicide car bomb rammed into the gate of a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday (January 25) shortly before a second bomb was detonated as security forces and journalists gathered at the scene. The second blast was caught by a Reuters camera, sending journalists running for cover. A number of journalists were injured by the bomb blast. Somalia's militant group al Shabaab was behind the attack, a radio close to the group reported. "Well-armed mujahideen (fighters) attacked the hotel and now they are fighting inside the hotel," according to a report by Andalus radio, which is linked to al Shabaab. Politicians often stay at the Dayah hotel. Several people have been reported injured with no word on fatalities.

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Bomb blast caught on camera as Somali militants attack hotel

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 00:46