4 Car Bombs Explode by Hotel in Somalia’s Capital; 20 Dead

After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured.

Image via AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Four car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police. After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured. The suicide bombs detonated near the perimeter wall of the Sahafi Hotel, which is located across the street from the Somali Police Force's Criminal Investigations Department, said… Read at AP News

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