Twin bombings in Somalia kill 1

Feb. 10, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Two bombs targeting government officials in Somalia Monday killed at least one person and injured several others, police said.

The first bomb went off after apparently being attached to a car carrying a deputy security commander in the lower Shabelle region, Middle East Online reported. The official, Ahmed Omar Mudane, was seriously injured, police said.

A second car bomb went off outside the Oriental hotel in northern Mogadishu where several government officials are believed to be living. A security guard was killed and several others injured.

No groups immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks but Shebab, a group of militant Islamists affiliated with al-Qaida fighting the Somali government, have carried out numerous attacks of this nature recently, police said.

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