At least 10 killed, 15 hurt in So­ma­lia car bomb­ings

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - WORLD NEWS -

Mo­gadishu, so­ma­lia — three car bombs by is­lamic ex­trem­ists ex­ploded out­side a ho­tel in so­ma­lia’s cap­i­tal, Mo­gadishu, killing at least 10 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 15, said po­lice. the blasts ap­peared to be sui­cide bombs that det­o­nated near the perime­ter wall of the sa­hafi ho­tel, which is lo­cated across the street from the so­mali po­lice Force’s crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions depart­ment, said capt. Mo­hamed hus­sein. some of the vic­tims were burned be­yond recog­ni­tion when one car bomb ex­ploded next to a minibus, he said.

“the street was crowded with peo­ple and cars, bod­ies were ev­ery­where,” said hus­sein Nur, a shop­keeper who suf­fered light shrap­nel in­juries on his right hand. “Gun­fire killed sev­eral peo­ple too.” so­mali se­cu­rity forces shot dead four gun­men who tried to storm through a hole blown into the ho­tel’s wall but did not suc­ceed in en­ter­ing, he said. so­ma­lia’s is­lamic ex­trem­ist rebels, al-shabab, claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the bombs.

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