Somalia: At least 17 dead as 3 car bombs rock Mogadishu — reports

At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured in Mogadishu on Friday, after three car bombs exploded in the centre of the Somali capital, according to reports that cite local officials. According to local police, 17 civilians have been confirmed dead, but the death toll is expected to rise since bodies are still being pulled from the rubble. «There were three huge explosions,» ambulance... Еще worker Bashir Hassan said, adding that they still don’t know the «exact number of dead, it may be more than 30.» The car bombs went off near the Sahafi Hotel and close to the Criminal Investigations Department. Meanwhile police shot dead four men who tried to storm the hotel, according to police officials cited in media reports. Al-Shabab is reported to have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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