Mogadishu: At least 10 people were killed Saturday when a car bomb was set off outside a hotel near Somalia’s presidential palace Saturday. Two weeks after the deadliest car bombings in the nation’s modern history.
The blast, outside the Nasa Hablod Two Hotel, near the Villa Somalia presidential palace, was followed by a second car bomb in the same area moments later, according to police Capt. Osman Mohamed.
A police official and a former member of Parliament were among the dead, Mohamed said. More than 15 others are wounded, mostly pedestrians and civilians at a busy restaurant.