Somali police have reported that gunmen have stormed a hotel in Mogadishu and have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage.
At least 15 people are have been reported dead and 25 others are injured as a result of a car bombing and gun attack at the hotel.
The attackers are said to have set up snipers on the hotel rooftop and throwing grenades.
Islamic extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.
This has been the latest in a series of hotel assaults in Mogadishu.