Leader of Garissa University attack killed in Somalia raid

A man stands next to the Ambassador Hotel, after Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab on June 1, 2016 launched a deadly attack on the hotel in MogadishuA senior Shabaab commander suspected of organising the 2015 attack on Kenya’s Garissa University has been killed in a special forces raid in southern Somalia, a local official said Wednesday, as the Al-Qaeda-linked group launched a deadly assault on a top Mogadishu hotel. At least 10 people, including two lawmakers, were killed in the car bomb and gun attack at the Ambassador Hotel, according to medical and security sources, while dozens more were injured. Fighting between Somali security forces and Shabaab Islamists at the hotel raged into the evening, some five hours after the attack began.

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