Car bomb outside hotel kills at least eight in Somali capital


A car bomb exploded near a hotel and restaurant in the Somali capital on Thursday, killing at least eight people, police said.

The afternoon explosion on a busy road in Mogadishu sent a huge could of smoke into the sky and destroyed two restaurants and cars parked in the area. A Reuters witness at the scene counted six dead bodies.

“So far we know at least eight people died and a dozen others were injured,” police Major Mohamed Husssein told Reuters.

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Source: Reuters