MOGADISHU Aug 24 Somalia's Information Ministry
said at least 31 people including six members of parliament had
been killed when gunmen stormed a Mogadishu hotel on Tuesday.
"Six of the MPs who were staying at the hotel were among
the dead in the attack. In addition, five government security
personnel died in the operation. They (the gunmen) lastly blew
themselves up," a ministry statement said.
At least two insurgents burst into the Huna Hotel holding
hand grenades and shooting indiscriminately, according to a
spokesman for the African Union peacekeeping mission that is
propping up Somalia's Western-backed government.
(Editing by Kevin Liffey)