Somalia’s al-Shabab armed group launched a car bomb attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday, killing at least three people, two of them civilians, and wounding at least 6 others. Al Jazeera reports that a vehicle loaded with explosives crashed into the entrance gate of the Afrik hotel, near Mogadishu’s strategic K-4 junction, a number of gunmen then quickly invaded the hotel, opening fire on staff and patrons inside. Meanwhile in a separate incident, at least eight children were killed and many others wounded when a bomb went off in the Golweyn area, about 40km north of the coastal town of Merca, some 120km south of Mogadishu.