Two suicide bombings at Somali hotel kill 10

At least 10 people have died after two suicide car bombers attacked the popular Jazeera Palace hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, in a warning by an Islamist group about New Year's celebrations.

Government soldiers were among the dead, and a number of other people were injured, said security officials.

"It's early to say the exact figure for the losses or just wounded people for these latest attacks, but we have now up to 10 people dead in these suicide attacks," Mohamed Hassan, a security official, said.

There were also reports of hit and run attacks and hand-grenade bombings on Somali government troop bases in different areas of the capital since New Year's Eve.

Islamist militia group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack yesterday on the hotel, located along the road to the Aden Adde International Airport.

- NZ Herald

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