According to a government spokesman quoted by the Somali news website Galloway online, two attackers have been killed by Somali government security forces, while the remaining attackers are still active in the hotel fighting. < p > < p > according to the Somali news website hiiraan online, at least 28 people were injured and the death toll is not yet clear. A government spokesman accused al Shabab of being responsible. According to reports, Al Shabab fighters have entered the hotel, and the number of casualties is likely to continue to rise. According to Reuters, residents near Lido Beach said the Somali government had deployed security forces on the beach. “The exchange of fire at the scene was terrible, with stray bullets,” said Mohamed Nur, a government official. According to the Somali news website Galloway online, a car exploded outside the hotel, killing several people, but the exact death toll is unclear. < p > < p > on August 16, local time, explosions were heard at the elite hotel on Lido Beach in Mogadishu, followed by gunfire, Reuters reported. Witnesses said there was smoke at the scene.