Somalia says head of al Shabaab's intelligence unit killed

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  • Thursday, 02 Jun 2016

A general view shows the scene of a suicide car bombing outside Hotel Ambassador on Maka Al Mukaram Road in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber crashed into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing 15 people, police said.

Police said among the dead were two lawmakers. They had previously said at least 10 people were killed. Residents and a Reuters witness said gunfire could be heard in the area around the hotel late into the night.

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