4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia’s capital, killing 20
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Four car bombs placed by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, Friday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and hurt 17, police said.
The suicide bombs detonated near the perimeter wall of the Sahafi Hotel, which is across the street from the Somali Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the bombs.