18 killed in Somalia twin car bomb attacks


In Somalia, eighteen people have been killed and twenty injured in twin car bomb attacks in the capital Mogadishu.Police said the first car bomb went off after militants breached a checkpoint near the president's residence by shooting at security personnel.

The second blast was a car bomb parked in front of a hotel away from the palace.Security Minister Mohamed Abukar Islow said the security forces had subdued the al Shabaab attackers and killed five of them.APP

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