52 killed in Somalia car bombings

[Somalia], Nov 11 (ANI): At least 52 people were killed and several others were injured in Friday’s car bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Two car bombs exploded within minutes of each other near Mogadishu’s Sahafi Hotel. The hotel is situated near the headquarters of the Somali Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Voice of America reported.

As per Somalia security officials, four militants also entered the hotel, went to the roof and started firing on people down below. The security forces eventually killed the assailants and rescued people from hotel rooms.

The five hospitals, which mainly treat the victims of gunshots and explosions in the city, confirmed the death toll while also informing that 106 others are wounded.

Al-Shabab group, which is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s government, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Al-Shabab was forced out of Mogadishu and other major urban areas by Somalia in 2011, but it continues to carry out bombings and attacks in the country. (ANI)

from Sify.com https://ift.tt/2OHqmo0


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.