Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9

A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu’s most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Kenyan diplomat and a Chinese embassy guard, Somalian and Chinese officials said. Somalia’s Foreign Minister Abdisalam Omer told The Associated Press by phone from Djibouti that 20 people also were injured in the attack.



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