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Several Killed, 45 wounded in Somalia car-bomb attacks

IANS  |  Mogadishu 

Three on Friday outside a in the Somali capital left at least 14 people dead and 45 others wounded, media reported.

The al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place during the afternoon rush hour on a busy street near a checkpoint that controls access to International Airport, reports news.

from Amin ambulance service told that 14 people were killed, while the ambulance service said on that it had transported 45 injured people to hospitals.

The first two blasts took place almost simultaneously at 4 p.m. outside the Sahafi hotel, while the third came 20 minutes later in the garage of the adjacent

Several terrorists were killed trying to enter the Sahafi, security sources told

The two hotels are located just a few meters away from headquarters in an area of restaurants and bars.

Among the dead was Sahafi owner Abdifatah Abdirashid, whose father was killed in a similar attack on the same hotel three years ago, according to



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 02:10 IST