A general picture shows the explosion site in Mogadishu, Somalia on November 9, 2018. REUTERS / Feisal Omar
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The number of people killed when suicide bomber and armed hit a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital has risen to 39 from the beginning 22 , police said on Saturday.
Guards at the Sahafi hotel and the adjacent CID office opened fire after two suicide bombers went out on Friday afternoon. A third explosion from a bomb placed in a three-wheeled “tuk-tuk” car near the hotel also hit the busy street.
“We have confirmed 39 civilians dead and 40 others were injured in yesterday’s explosions,” said Mohamed Hussein, a police in the city.
“Death support may rise because some people are still missing.”
The al-Qaeda militant Islamic group, Al Shabaab, asserted responsibility for the attack on Hotel Sahafi, located near Somalia’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Somalia has been absorbed by violence and lawlessness since the dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was run in the early 1
Reporting of Abdi Sheikh; Write by Duncan Miriri; Editing Kirsten Donovan
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