At least 20 killed by Mogadishu car bombs

The Daily Telegraph - - World news -

Three car bombs ex­ploded out­side a ho­tel in Mogadishu killing around 20 peo­ple and in­jur­ing dozens more, ac­cord­ing to So­mali se­cu­rity sources.

Is­lamic ex­trem­ist rebels al-shabaab claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the bombs that det­o­nated near the perime­ter wall of the Sa­hafi Ho­tel, lo­cated across the street from the So­mali po­lice force’s crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions de­part­ment, said Capt Mo­hamed Hus­sein.

So­mali forces shot dead four gun­men who tried to storm through a hole blown in the ho­tel’s wall but did not suc­ceed in en­ter­ing, he said.

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