3 November 2012

Somalia: Two Suicide Explosions Kill Four in Mogadishu

Photo: Daily Nation/Xinhua
The wreckage of the car bomb after it exploded outside a Somali government building in Mogadishu on February 17, 2012.

Mogadishu — At least four people have been killed and many others injured in double suicide explosions at a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, police and Witnesses said.

Witnesses said two bombers blew themselves up at the entrance of Village restaurant in Mogadishu's Hodon district that is frequented by government official and residents, killing a security guard and a civilian customer.

Abdullah Hassan Barise, the spokesman of Somali police said two bombers have carried out the attack. "The bombers were shot dead before they reached their target by the security guards during a shootout," he added.

The two suicide bombers, a security guard and a civilian person dead in the attacks and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the double blasts.

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