Toll rises to 53 from bomb blasts

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So­mali hospi­tal and po­lice sources said the death toll from Fri­day’s bomb­ings out­side a ho­tel in Mogadishu has risen to 53, with over 100 in­jured.

Po­lice said many of the in­jured suf­fered hor­rific wounds, rais­ing fears the death toll could rise.

Four car bombs set by Is­lamic ex­trem­ists ex­ploded out­side a ho­tel in the cap­i­tal Fri­day af­ter­noon. So­ma­lia’s Is­lamic ex­trem­ist rebels, al-shabab, claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the bombs.

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