A general view shows the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
October 15, 2017
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The death toll from two bomb attacks that tore through busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has risen to 85, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the country since Islamist militants launched an insurgency in 2007.
Police said a truck bomb exploded on Saturday outside a hotel at the K5 intersection that is lined with government offices, restaurants and kiosks, flattening buildings and setting vehicles on fire. Two hours later, a blast struck the Medina district.
(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)