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Suicide car bomb rams well known Somali hotel gate, kills at least 4

  • The wreckage of a plane is seen at a crash site in the suburbs of Tokyo, Sunday, July 26, 2015.  The small plane has crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo, leaving at least three people dead, five injured and burning down nearby houses. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    The wreckage of a plane is seen at a crash site in the suburbs of Tokyo, Sunday, July 26, 2015. The small plane has crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo, leaving at least three people dead, five injured and burning down nearby houses. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Somalis carry away the body of a person who was killed in a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, July 26, 2015. Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has rammed his car into the protective perimeter outside a well-known hotel in the Somali capital Sunday, killing at least four people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the blast has caused an extensive damage on the Jazeera Hotel, which is often frequented by government officials, diplomats and foreigners.  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somalis carry away the body of a person who was killed in a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, July 26, 2015. Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has rammed his car into the protective perimeter outside a well-known hotel in the Somali capital Sunday, killing at least four people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the blast has caused an extensive damage on the Jazeera Hotel, which is often frequented by government officials, diplomats and foreigners. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Security forces secure the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, July 26, 2015. Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has rammed his car into the protective perimeter outside a well-known hotel in the Somali capital Sunday, killing at least four people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the blast has caused an extensive damage on the Jazeera Hotel, which is often frequented by government officials, diplomats and foreigners. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

    Security forces secure the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, July 26, 2015. Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has rammed his car into the protective perimeter outside a well-known hotel in the Somali capital Sunday, killing at least four people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the blast has caused an extensive damage on the Jazeera Hotel, which is often frequented by government officials, diplomats and foreigners. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)  (The Associated Press)

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has rammed his car into the protective perimeter outside a well-known hotel in the Somali capital Sunday, killing at least four people.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the blast has caused an extensive damage on the Jazeera Hotel, which is often frequented by government officials, diplomats and foreigners.

He said his saw four bloodied dead bodies near the wall of the hotel.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast which shattered a period of calm in Mogadishu after a number of deadly attacks by the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group.

The attack came as President Barack Obama was leaving neighboring Kenya for Ethiopia. The president's visit includes discussions about how to deal with the threat of al-Shabab.