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Mogadishu Hotel Siege Ends After Evacuations, at Least 20 Deaths

  • Largest attack in Somalia since new leader elected in May
  • US forces killed a dozen al-Shabaab members earlier this month
Security officers patrol near the the site of explosions in Mogadishu on Aug. 20.

Security officers patrol near the the site of explosions in Mogadishu on Aug. 20.

Photographer: Hassan ALi Emi/AFP/Getty Images

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The violent siege by Islamic extremists at a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, ended around midnight Saturday, local police said.