Blast at Mogadishu hotel


Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least six people on Sunday when they detonated a huge car bomb at a heavily guarded hotel in Mogadishu housing diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said.

The attack, the latest in a string of bomb blasts and killings in Somalia, came as US President Barack Obama left neighbouring Kenya and headed to Ethiopia, both key nations contributing troops to the African Union force battling the Al-Qaeda-affiliated group.