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52 killed in Somalia car bombings

ANI  |  Mogadishu [Somalia] 

At least 52 people were killed and several others were injured in Friday's in Somalia's capital

Two exploded within minutes of each other near The hotel is situated near the headquarters of the Somali Police Force's (CID), the Voice of reported.

As per security officials, four militants also entered the hotel, went to the roof and started firing on people down below. The security forces eventually killed the assailants and rescued people from hotel rooms.

The five hospitals, which mainly treat the victims of gunshots and explosions in the city, confirmed the death toll while also informing that 106 others are wounded.

Al-Shabab group, which is fighting to overthrow Somalia's government, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Al-Shabab was forced out of and other major urban areas by in 2011, but it continues to carry out bombings and attacks in the country.

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First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 05:50 IST