Al Shabaab car bomber kills 15, hits embassies at Mogadishu hotel

A Somali Islamist al Shabaab suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives through the Jazeera hotel gate in Mogadishu Sunday, killing at least 15 people, including an armed police officer of the Chinese embassy. The hotel houses the embassies of Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Chinese embassy on the top two floors. All their offices were badly damaged by the  exceptionally powerful blast.

 

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