Toll rises to 53 from bomb blasts
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.