No fewer than 17 people were killed on Friday when suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a Mogadishu hotel.
The blasts were reported near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu.
“So far we have confirmed 17 civilians dead. They were traveling in public vehicles at the scene when the blasts and gunfire occurred.
‘The death toll is sure to rise,” Ali Nur, a police officer in the city, told Reuters. (Reuters/NAN)