Breaking: Loud explosion heard in Somali capital of Mogadishu

“A large explosion followed by gunfire has targeted a popular hotel near the international airport in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, witnesses and officials say. There was no immediate word on casualties. James Valles” (BNO News).

Some Reports from Mogadishu today! 

“Huge explosion followed by heavy gunfire in Mogadishu; suspected militants target Hotel Ambassador” (…)”Suspected Al-Shabab fighters “inside” popular Hotel Ambassador, sporadic gunfire heard. Hotel locates near K-4 junction: reports” (…)“Witnesses now confirm armed militants are in control of the top floors of the hotel and are shooting at sight” (…)”Al-Shabab claims responsibility for Hotel Ambassador attack, says fighters are targeting “apostate officials” and “infidels”(Harun Marif, 01.06.2016).