2 dead in Somalia hotel bombings, Islamic extremists claim responsibility

February 20, 2015 1:29 PM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A legislator and a deputy mayor were among many killed in a suicide bomb attack Friday on a hotel near the presidential palace in the capital, a Somali lawmaker said.

One person rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, and another suicide bomber then entered the hotel and blew himself up, police official Capt. Mohammed Hussein told The Associated Press. The country's deputy prime minister was also among some government ...

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