Speaking by telephone from the scene, Captain Mohamed Hussein said more than 20 people, including government officials, were thought to be trapped as the extremists holed up on the top floor of the Nasa-Hablod hotel, close to the presidential palace.
Witnesses said gunmen stormed Nasa-Hablod hotel after detonating a vehicle filled with explosives at the entrance.
"We can hear the gunfire but it is hard to know who is fighting, the forces cordoned off the building and no one can go close to it", said Abdulahi Nure.
The Shabaab has made attacks on hotels - commonly beginning with a suicide vehicle bombing followed by an invasion by gunmen - a regular strategy in its decade old battle to overthrow successive internationally-backed governments in Mogadishu.
The Shabaab lost their foothold in Mogadishu in 2011 but have continued their battle to overthrow the Somali government, launching regular attacks on military, government and civilian targets in the capital and elsewhere.
Restrictions have been imposed on entry to the village, a Gurung stronghold, and the police are conducting raids in the area. Sub-Inspector Amitava Malik was fatally shot in a forested area close to Gurung's residence at Patlebas.
The temple's rules are ultra vires the state Act which allows equal access to women to all public places such as temples. Earlier this year in February, the apex court reserved an order while referring the case to a Constitution bench .
Chyna claimed that the women contacted E! in February to "demand the network not proceed with a second season of Rob & Chyna ". But the gag will be if Chyna actually wins the lawsuit and forces the Kardashians to pay up for working her nerves.
In recent interviews on the subject of his phone call to Myeshia Johnson, it appeared as though Trump could not even remember Sgt. Kelly said he explained to Trump beforehand how he had learned about his son's death and what the officer said to him.
In this photo, Crime scene tape is stretched around the front of a home where a man was shot in Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 2017. The sheriff's also said, "Investigators are in the process of gathering evidence, interviewing persons and securing warrants".
He said police have "no serious doubts" that the suspect was the assailant, and that there was no longer any danger to the public. A spokesman for the local police Gloria Martins said, according to witnesses, the arrested man is very similar to the attacker.
Sharif again failed to appear before the judge as he was in London where he is busy looking after his ill wife Kulsoom. She said she actually does not know where the incident occurred and who manhandled lawyers and what its objective was.
A new report by Politico states that almost half of the American people believe Twitter fabricates stories about President Trump. Trump, who has fought the media since assuming the presidency, seemed to challenge the freedom of the press last week.
Marijuana users have more sex, study finds
Currently, more than 20 million adult Americans use marijuana, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse . Of the participants, 25 percent of the men and 15 percent of the women reported ever using marijuana.
NVIDIA Introducies GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
It has 2432 Cuda cores, significantly higher than the 1070 and only slightly lesser than the 2560 that the 1080 ships with. It features 2,432 cores and 8 GB of video memory running at 8 Gbps (meaning its total bandwidth is 256 GB per second).
Microsoft just announced November's Games with Gold
The line-up isn't one of the most immediately exciting, but both Xbox One games are very good and deserve the additional exposure. It will be replaced by Deadfall Adventures , worth $39.99, November 16, and will remain available until November 30.
Legendary filmmaker IV Sasi passes away at 69
The director with his characteristic white hat, as actor Jagadeesh recalled, directed over 150 movies in various languages. In that sense, Sasi was the first filmmaker who made stars out of actors, without losing the value for story or craft.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to visit India tomorrow
Pakistan has acknowledged that it has some influence with the Taliban , but says it does not control the movement or its leaders. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Islamabad for talks with Pakistan's leadership on a wide range of issues.
Another Sexual Predator in Hollywood Faces Allegations
Oscar-nominated director James Toback has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women, according to a report in the US. Several women said he inquired about their masturbation history and how they kept their pubic hair.
GM Reaches $120m Settlement With States Over Switches
Jepsen said his office represented CT by serving on the multistate investigation's nine-state executive committee. Of cases that have gone to trial, individual drivers have had little luck holding GM liable for their collisions.
Trump cites chief-of-staff Kelly's dead son to attack Obama
Trump was asked about his own failure to publicly address the deaths of four Green Berets , who were killed in Niger on October 4. Not only did Obama call to pay his respects to the fallen when he was president, but he did it in person on numberous occasions.
Polestar to reveal 1 coupe this evening
Polestar will also embrace Volvo's new subscription service for its vehicles rather than traditional auto ownership. Volvo has said that, beginning in 2019, all of its own new and redesigned models will be electric or hybrid.