4 car bombs ex­plode by ho­tel in So­ma­lia’s cap­i­tal, killing 20

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MO­GADISHU, So­ma­lia — Four car bombs were det­o­nated by Is­lamic ex­trem­ists out­side a ho­tel in the cap­i­tal, Mo­gadishu, on Fri­day af­ter­noon killing at least 20 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 17, said po­lice.

Af­ter the three ex­plo­sions in front of the ho­tel, a fourth blast hit as medics at­tempted to res­cue the in­jured.

The sui­cide bombs ex­ploded 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, he said.

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

Aus­tralia: Stab­bing at­tack linked to ter­ror­ism

SYD­NEY — A knifewield­ing bar­ri­cades as po­lice the chest by an of­fi­cer. man stabbed tried to ap­pre­hend the at­tacker. Po­lice said the at­tacker’s three peo­ple, one fa­tally, in ve­hi­cle con­tained sev­eral Aus­tralia’s sec­ond-largest Po­lice said the man got bar­be­cue gas cylin­ders. city on Fri­day in an at­tack out of a pickup truck, Vic­to­ria state po­lice po­lice linked to ter­ror­ism. which then caught fire, and Com­mis­sioner Gra­ham

The at­tack dur­ing the at­tacked three by­standers Ash­ton said the sus­pect, af­ter­noon rush hour with a knife. He also at­tempted who was orig­i­nally from brought cen­tral Mel­bourne to at­tack po­lice So­ma­lia, was known to to a stand­still. Hun­dreds of who ar­rived on the scene po­lice and the in­ci­dent was peo­ple watched from be­hind be­fore be­ing fa­tally shot in be­ing treated as ter­ror­ism. In Bri­tain: A gov­ern­ment min­is­ter stepped down Fri­day to protest Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s Brexit plan and is back­ing calls for a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum on whether to leave the Euro­pean Union. Jo John­son said the with­drawal agree­ment be­ing dis­cussed by EU and Bri­tish lead­ers would greatly weaken Bri­tain.

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