About 20 dead, dozens wounded in Mogadishu attack

Around 20 people were killed and dozens were wounded Friday in a string of explosions near a popular hotel and the police headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.

We are getting (information that) about 20 people died in the attack and more than 40 others were wounded. Most of these people were civilians who were passing by the area when the attack occurred," Abdulahi Ahmed, a Somali security official said. An earlier toll said more than 10 people had died.


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