facebook
twitter
search
search

Suicide bombs target Somali president

Sept. 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, where the country's new president was staying, was attacked by suicide bombers, witnesses said Wednesday.

Somali President Hassan Skeikh Mohamud was in the hotel when two explosives-filled vehicles, each with one person on board, rammed the hotel gate, the Somali news agency Garowe Online said Wednesday, noting the president was not injured.

Casualty figures were not confirmed, but witnesses reported explosions and chaos, the news agency said, adding that no group had claimed responsibility.

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab terrorist group has been responsible for a series of suicide bombs and roadside explosions in Somalia.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Chelsea Clinton accidentally calls Bernie 'President Sanders'
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Susan Sarandon responds to Piers Morgan criticizing cleavage
Two Virginia Tech students plotted 13-year-old's death, prosecutors said
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice got classified email on private accounts