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At least 10 people were killed and 13 others injured in two separate attacks near a military base and a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, officials said.

Al-Shabab poses a major challenge to Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who has vowed to make security a priority in this Horn of Africa country as the fragile central government seeks to expand its control outside key areas like the capital.

A vehicle loaded with explosives hit near a hotel in Mogadishu mid-morning, killing seven people, while another suicide bomber was killed after ramming through a factory near the military barracks in Mogadishu, killing two civilians. "Rescue services continue and the death toll may rise", Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of Amin Ambulance services, told Reuters.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, and it was not clear whether the hotel was the actual target.

Earlier on Monday, police shot at a minibus, also in Mogadishu, when the driver refused to stop as it approached a checkpoint.

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"A policeman at a check point shot at the speeding mini-bus".

"These latest attacks come at a time when solidarity, not violence, among Somalis is badly needed", said Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the African country, in a press statement.

But the insurgents frequently launch deadly gun, grenade and bomb attacks in Mogadishu and other regions controlled by the federal government.

The insurgents were also increasing their use of large truck bombs, he said.

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