At least 76 people have died, and many others have been injured, after a massive car blast in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. However, the death toll is toll expected to rise. “The number of casualties we have confirmed is 76 dead and 70 wounded, it could still be higher,” the director of the private Aamin Ambulance Service, Abdulkadir Abdirahman, told AFP.
At least 26 people, including a prominent journalist in Canada and several foreigners, were killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia. A suicide bomber drove a car containing explosives at the Asasey Hotel in Kismayo Port, and then snipers attacked the building. Journalist Hodan Naleyah and her husband are believed to be among the dead.