Three car bombs ex­plode in front of ho­tel in So­ma­lia’s cap­i­tal

Journal Pioneer - - WORLD -

MO­GADISHU, So­ma­lia - Three car bombs by Islamic ex­trem­ists ex­ploded out­side a ho­tel in the 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.”

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