Ho­tel at­tack toll jumps to 41

Khaleej Times - - MIDDLE EAST -

The num­ber of peo­ple killed when sui­cide bombers and gun­men struck a pop­u­lar ho­tel in So­ma­lia’s cap­i­tal has risen to 41 from the ini­tial 22, po­lice said on Satur­day. Guards at the Sa­hafi ho­tel and the ad­ja­cent CID of­fice opened fire after two sui­cide car bombs went off on Fri­day af­ter­noon, A third ex­plo­sion from a bomb placed in a three-wheeled “tuk-tuk” ve­hi­cle near the ho­tel also hit the busy street. —

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