Suicide Bomber Misfires While Parking, Kills Only Himself No one else injured in Mogadishu By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Mar 15, 2014 9:33 AM CDT 48 comments Comments A Somali soldier walks near the wreckage of a car bomb that went off near the gate of one of Mogadishu's most popular hotels. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) (Newser) – A suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital and managed to kill only himself, say police. The bomber appeared to have prematurely detonated his explosives-laden car today as he tried to park near the Mogadishu hotel. No others were hurt or killed in the blast. The al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab frequently carries out attacks against the Somali government, the UN, and African Union peacekeepers. Last month, a suicide car bomber detonated his car at a teashop near Somalia's intelligence agency headquarters, killing at least 12 people.