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Three blasts, gunfire heard in Somali capital Mogadishu

AFP  |  Mogadishu 

Three large explosions hit on Friday, sending large plumes of smoke billowing into the air, while volleys of gunfire could also be heard in the Somali capital, according to an

Twin first went off near two popular hotels as well as the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) police headquarters, followed by gunfire and a third explosion in the same area a while later.

"There is an attack going on at the CID area, two went off and gunfire followed but we don't have details," said police official Ibrahim Mohamed, referring to the initial attack.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 20:10 IST