(Video) Mogadishu Explosion: Al-Shabab Militants storm Naso Hablod hotel. kill 15

Reports from Somalia indicate that gunmen have taken an unknown number of hostages in an attack on a hotel in Mogadishu. The attack began with a huge explosion after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of the Naso Hablod hotel near the capital's busy KM-4 junction. Gunmen then stormed their way inside. Heavy gunfire could be heard as security guards tried to fight off the militants. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but fingers point at al-Shabaab group who has been waging a deadly insurgency across Somalia. They are also known to intensify their attacks during this month of fasting.