Sui­cide Car Bombers Kill At Least 22 in So­ma­lia


MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Sui­cide at­tack­ers set off two car bombs at a ho­tel in Mogadishu on Fri­day, killing at least 22 peo­ple, po­lice said.

The mil­i­tant Is­lamist group al Shabaab, linked to al Qaeda, claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack on the Ho­tel Sa­hafi, which is near the head­quar­ters of So­ma­lia’s Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Depart­ment (CID).

Ho­tel guards and CID of­fi­cers opened fire af­ter the blasts, po­lice added. Then, about 20 min­utes later, a third ex­plo­sion from a bomb placed in a three-wheeled “tuk-tuk” ve­hi­cle near the ho­tel hit the busy street, wit­nesses said.

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