UPDATE: Al-Shabaab fighters storm SYL hotel in Mogadishu

Unknown number of Al-Shabaab fighters have stormed a fortified hotel in Mogadishu this evening.

According to reports, about five men wearing the uniform of Somali security forces armed with light weapons entered SYL hotel and opened fire on people.

There are no immediate reports on the number of casualties.

Somali lawmaker Mahad Salad confirmed to VOA Somali that Hotel SYL is under attack.

Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility of an attack on Hotel SYL, Mogadishu.

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