Saturday, 14 October 2017

Somalia: At least 20 dead in Mogadishu blasts, police say



A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 20 people, police say.

 
 
Many others were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel.


Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in the Madina district of the city.


It is not clear who staged the attacks. Mogadishu is a regular target for the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab group, which is battling the government.


After the first blast, police captain Mohamed Hussein told Reuters news agency: "It was a truck bomb. There are casualties but we do not know the exact amount as the scene is still burning."




BBC       News.