Blast rocks hotel in Mogadishu

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Smoke rises into the sky above Mogadishu following the attack. [Photo: Twitter]
Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) A huge explosion has rocked a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Wednesday morning, sources say.

According to the sources, the blast was followed by gunfire.

The Dayah hotel is frequented by Somali government officials and lawmakers, according to the officials. 

There are no immediate reports of casualties.

Al-Shabab armed group has claimed the responsibility for the attack, according to its main broadcaster, Radio Andalus.

More to follow.

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