A Somali government soldier walks outside the Central Hotel after a suicide attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu February 20, 2015. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb near a hotel in the Somali capital Friday and then set off another bomb inside where politicians had gathered, killing at least 10 people including a lawmaker and lightly wounding two ministers.Farah Abdullahi, a police captain, said Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad Omar Arte and Ports and Marine Transport Minister Nur Farah Hirsi were lightly wounded in the attack.He earlier wrongly identified one injured minister as Transport Minister Ali Ahmed Jamac. However, its guerrilla-style gun assaults and suicide bombings continue to exert pressure on the government to improve security.A military campaign launched by African Union peacekeeping forces and the Somali government forces ousted Al-Shabaab from Mogadishu in 2011 and from major coastal towns.
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