At least 10 people murdered by Muslim terrorists in ongoing car bomb, shooting attack on Mogadishu hotel

BREAKING: At least 10 people were murdered and 28 others wounded when Muslim terrorists from the al-Shabaab terror group used a car bomb to blast their way into an upscale beachfront hotel in Mogadishu.

A large suicide explosion hit the popular Elite Hotel at Lido Beach. Heavily armed al-Shabaab terrorists are currently inside the hotel and a gun battle is reportedly ongoing.

Dozens of people are trapped inside the Elite Hotel as rescue operations continue.

One government official is confirmed dead, Somali officials said.

Mogadishu is regularly targeted by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab Muslim terrorists attempting to dislodge a Western-backed government protected by African Union-mandated peacekeepers.