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Friday, March 27, 2015

Somali Ambassador to UN Killed in Attack on Mogadishu Hotel

(Medeshi)- MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ambassador of Somalia to the UN Geneva office, Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, was killed in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel, local freelance journalists said on Twitter.

Earlier media reports claimed that the al-Shabaab militant group killed nine people and injured 11 in an attack on a hotel in the Somalian capital.

The attack started earlier Friday when a car bomb went off near the entrance of the Maka al-Mukarama Hotel, popular with government officials and local lawmakers. A second blast was heard inside the hotel after the militants entered it.
Al-Shabaab, a militant group linked to international terrorist organization al-Qaeda, violently took over most of southern Somalia in 2006, expanding its insurgency and carrying out frequent gunfire and suicide attacks.