Militants Bomb Somali Presidential Palace, Hotel Killing Dozens

The number of deaths from the twin car bomb explosions in Mogadishu has risen from 18 to at least 38, according to officials. Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group, Al-Shabaab, has claimed responsibility for the attack which comes after months of relative calm.

Wreckage of one of the suicide car bombs used to attack the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital (file photo).