Car bomber targets hotel in Somalia, at least 10 dead

  • Reuters
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2016 07:12 IST

MOGADISHU: A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador and one police offcer said some fighters might be inside the hotel. In other incidents, Somali security forces killed 17 al Shabaab fighters including the head of its intelligence unit and a man suspected of orchestrating a deadly attack on a Kenyan university in 2015.

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