At Least 32 People Killed in Attack in Somalia

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Authorities say at least 32 people were killed when militants attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu today. Armed gunmen attacked the hotel, and at least one of the militants blew himself up, according to The Associated Press. Authorities believe al-Shabab, a terrorist group linked to al-Qaida, is responsible.

The New York Times reports that the perpetrators targeted a hotel frequented by Somali lawmakers, killing at least six of them.

Authorities believe al-Shabab, primarily active in Somalia, could be growing in strength; the group perpetrated attacks outside of the country last month, killing more than 70 people during World Cup celebrations in Uganda.

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