Death support from Friday's car bomb streams in Somalia's capital has risen to 52, according to recordings from five hospitals.…
Death support from Friday’s car bomb streams in Somalia’s capital has risen to 52, according to recordings from five hospitals.
Somali security officers responding to the attack say four militants came into the hotel and went to the roof, shooting people down below. They said that security forces eventually killed the attackers and saved dozens of people from hotel rooms.
The militant group al-Shabab, who has raped a rebellion for more than 10 years, claimed responsibility.
The storms that occurred within minutes of each other directed Mogadishu’s Sahafi Hotel and its surroundings. The hotel is located near the headquarters of the Somali Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Doctors and administrators of the five hospitals in the city dealing mainly with victims of shooting and explosions ̵
1; Medina, Darul Shifa, Erdogan, also known as Digfer, Kalkaal and Somalia Sudan Hospital – except that death rises at 52, say 106 others are hurt.
Doctor Mohamed Yusuf, director of Medina Hospital, the largest emergency medical facility in the city, told VOA that 63 blast victims had been allowed.
“We received 63 victims. Thirty-two became ill, but three of them died in the hospital and the 31 others were already dead and we transferred them to the morning,” he said.
Yusuf said that patients injured by shooting and explosions had occupied almost 100 percent of Medina’s beds, but recently the number has diminished dramatically due to a reduction in the number of explosions and a longer time frame between major bombings.
“The number of receptions for the wounded people has recently been unusual, but we always remembered that we were in Mogadishu and it can happen anytime,” said Yusuf.
Mohamed Osman Abas, director of Darul Shifa Hospital, said 26 critically injured people would be treated at the plant from the three car bomb explosions and shooting that rocked the city on Friday.
A witness who was in the hotel at the time said on terms of anonymity that the building’s front was destroyed by the explosion.
F Words Somali legislature Abdi Barre Jibril said that women and children were among the victims. “Two women and an eight-year-old child were among the dead,” he told VOA.