Suicide Blast in Somalia, 10 Killed


Mogadishu: At least 10 people were killed and scores injured as a suicide car bomb ripped through a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday.

Ambulance sirens and gunfire were heard on Monday near the Jazeera Hotel, frequented by government officials and dignitaries and home to several embassies.

The armed group al-Shabab, which frequently launches bomb and gun attacks against officials and others in Mogadishu in its bid to topple Somalia’s government, claimed responsibility.

“A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of Jazeera Hotel,” Major Nur Osoble, a police officer, told Reuters news agency.