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Somalia worst-ever attack: Twin car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu

Somalia worst-ever attack: Twin car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu

Somalia mourns after next terroristic attacks, two explosions heard in Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon horrified the population. The twin bomb blasts happened just ahead of a key meeting between Federal government and Federal member states, BBC reports.

Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, became the place of terroristic attacks on Saturday. According to the witnesses, the explosions were heard in the heart of the city. A car packed with explosives went off outside Nasa Hablod hotel – just a few meters away from the heavily guarded Presidential Palace, Villa Somalia in the heart of the seaside city.

A thick plume of black smoke was seen rising from the area near the vicinity of the popular hotel which is frequented by government officials and MPs. The casualties from the large explosion still sketchy, the second blast was heard in the area minutes after the first.

The Somali police confirmed that a second car bomb exploded in the same area as the ambulances were on the scene and evacuating the wounded to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The explosions were followed by heavy gunfire and total panic reactions of the people who were close to the crime scene.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the twin car bomb blasts which took place as Somali leaders are expected to convene a meeting on Sunday, 29th October to discuss the current political rift.

Updates on Somalis blasts

A police officer says at least two people are dead and more than eight others are wounded after a suspected suicide car bomb detonated outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday’s blast comes two weeks after more than 350 people were killed in a massive truck bombing on a busy Mogadishu street in the country’s worst-ever attack. At least two people are dead and more than eight others are wounded after a suspected suicide car bomb detonated outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday’s blast comes two weeks after more than 350 people were killed in a massive truck bombing on a busy Mogadishu street in the country’s worst-ever attack.