Somali security forces Thursday ended an overnight siege by extremist gunmen at a hotel in the capital that left at least 15 people dead, including two members of parliament, officials said.
The assault started when a vehicle laden with explosives detonated outside the Ambassador Hotel on Wednesday evening and three militants stormed the building, said the African Union Mission in Somalia. The African Union multinational force is bolstering Somalia's weak government against an insurgency by the Islamic extremist group Shabab.
The Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.
One militant was killed at the hotel entrance while two others entered the...