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Two car bombs explode in Somali capital, one dies

MOGADISHU: One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Saturday and the militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks. The bombs detonated in two different cars near a main road in the center of the city. Al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and other parts of the Horn of Africa country. “Two people were injured in the two car bombs. One of them died of the wounds,” said Major Mohamed Hussein, a police officer Al…

Somali militants ram car bomb into hotel, killing at least 15

MOGADISHU: Militants rammed a car bomb into the gate of a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and stormed inside, killing at least 15 people, government officials said. Gunfire rang out as fighters entered the Dayah Hotel, which is popular with politicians. A second blast shook the area shortly afterwards, injuring several journalists and others nearby. Colonel Abdiqadir Hussein, a police officer, said that security forces eventually managed to secure the building. "We have rescued the people and…