Al-Shabab Car Bomber Targets Hotel in Somali Capital, Kills At Least 10

June 1, 2016 5:01 PM

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Al-Shabab Car Bomber Targets Hotel in Somali Capital, Kills At Least 10

MOGADISHU — A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the center of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said.

Al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador and one police officer said some fighters might be inside the hotel.

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