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Somali Militants Declare 'Massive' War Against African Union Troops in Mogadishu
A homicide bomber and gunmen wearing military uniforms attacked a hotel near Somalia's presidential palace in a multi-pronged assault that came less than 24 hours after the country's most dangerous militant group -- al-Shabab -- threatened war against invaders.
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Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 24: Dead bodies lie outside of the Muna Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. A suicide bomber and a gunman stormed the hotel in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, scores of people, including members of parliament died, a military spokesman said.

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Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 24: Somalis watch in a street after Somali government forces dragged the body of an Islamist fighter killed during clashes in Mogadishu Somalia. A suicide bomber and a gunman stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, including members of parliament, a military spokesman said.

(AP)

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 24: A nurse at Medina hospital treats a wounded civilian in Mogadishu, Somalia, after he was wounded by mortar shrapnel during fighting between Somali insurgents and African Union troops. A bomber and gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people including members of parliament in an attack that set off an hour-long gun battle.

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 24: A nurse treats a wounded civilian at the Medina hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. A multi-pronged assault on the Muna Hotel came less than 24 hours after the country's most dangerous militant group -- Al-Shabab -- threatened a "massive" war against what it labeled as invaders, a reference to the 6,000 African Union troops in Mogadishu. The hotel attack raised the two-day toll to at least 70 people, a high number even by Mogadishu's violent standards.

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 23: Hard-line Islamist Al Shabab fighters conduct military exercises in northern Mogadishu's Suqaholaha neighborhood, Somalia. The group's senior officials said the young fighters have recently completed training to join what they said to be a global war against the enemy of Allah.

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 23: Somalis carry a wounded boy after he was hit by a mortar shell after Islamist militants and government forces backed by African Union peacekeepers clashed in Mogadishu.

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 23: Somalis wheel a wounded civilian at Medina hospital in Mogadishu, He was wounded by mortar shrapnel during clashes between Somali insurgents and African Union troops.

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 24: Somali government forces walk outside the Muna Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. A suicide bomber and a gunman stormed the hotel in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, including members of parliament, a military spokesman said.

(AP)

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 24: Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage, a spokesman for the al-Shabab militia in Mogadishu, Somalia who said that members of the group's "special forces" had carried out the attack against those "aiding the infidels." Scores of people were killed during the attack. 

(AP)

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 23: Hard-line Islamist Al Shabab fighters conduct military exercises in northern Mogadishu's Suqaholaha neighborhood, Somalia. The group's senior officials said the young fighters have recently completed training to join what they said to be a global war against the enemy of Allah.

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 23: Displaced children receive food donated by the World Food Program (WFP) in Mogadishu. A U.N. agency says an estimated 2 million in the Horn of Africa country need food aid.

Fighting Rocks Mogadishu

Aug. 23: Displaced children receive food donated by the World Food Program (WFP) in Mogadishu. A U.N. agency says an estimated 2 million in the Horn of Africa country need food aid.

Somali Militants Declare 'Massive' War Against African Union Troops in Mogadishu

A homicide bomber and gunmen wearing military uniforms attacked a hotel near Somalia's presidential palace in a multi-pronged assault that came less than 24 hours after the country's most dangerous militant group -- al-Shabab -- threatened war against invaders.

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