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    Two Dutch-Somali citizens carry out suicide attacks at a hotel in Mogadishu, killing 25 people, including several government officials.

    Two Dutch nationals carried out twin suicide bombings at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia that left 25 people dead, Somali intelligence sources reported.

    Ismail Muse and Lula Ahmed Dahir were Dutch-Somali citizens who managed to sneak into the Central Hotel near the presidential palace prior to the attack. Then, the man exploded a bomb in a car parked at the hotel, while the woman detonated her vest with explosives in the hotel’s prayer room.

    The attacks left 25 people dead, including two MPs, the deputy mayor of Mogadishu, the Prime Minister’s private secretary and the deputy Prime Minister’s chief-of-staff were among the dead.

    Shabab militants claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorist group said the aim of the attack was to kill the “apostate officials”.

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