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Al-Shabab Attacks Major Hotel in Somali Capital

Al-Shabab militants are claiming responsibility for an attack on a major hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least five people. Witnesses say Friday's attack against the Maka al-Mukarama hotel began when a car bomb exploded, followed by at least three gunmen storming the building. A journalist at the scene tells VOA's Somali service that three soldiers and two civilians were killed in the initial blast.  It is not immediately known if there are more...

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