Mil­i­tants’ car bombs kill 22 near ho­tel

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

MO­GADISHU, So­ma­lia — Is­lamic mil­i­tants det­o­nated four car bombs Fri­day out­side a ho­tel in Mo­gadishu, killing at least 20 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 17, po­lice said.

The sui­cide bombs det­o­nated near the perime­ter wall of the Sa­hafi Ho­tel. So­mali se­cu­rity forces shot and killed four gun­men who tried to storm through a hole blown into the ho­tel’s wall.

So­ma­lia’s Is­lamic ex­trem­ist rebels, al­shabab, claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the bombs, ac­cord­ing to the group’s Adalus ra­dio sta­tion.

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