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Somali Special Forces Take Photos of Dead Jihadists After Breaking 12-Hour Siege. At Least 24 Believed Dead. (GRAPHIC)


"The operation has ended. We have taken full control of the hotel."

The bodies of three Al-Shabab militants lay on the ground in the Maka Almukaramaha Hotel, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, March 28, 2015, who were killed during the second day of siege by Al-Shabab militants . Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers.

Somali special forces stood over three bloodied bodies of the alleged attackers after officials declared they have full control of the Maka Al-Mukarramah Hotel Saturday, more than 12 hours after gunmen, believed to be six in number, from the Islamic rebel group al-Shabab took up positions in the hotel.

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