Blasts in Mogadishu, 12 killed

  • A series of blasts in a popular park named ‘peace garden’ and a hotel near the Somali presidential palace resulted in the death of at least 12 people. As per reports, 16 people were injured in the blasts. The militant group based in Somalia known as Al-Shabaad took the responsibility for the attacks. Another explosion took place at the SYL Hotel. Five women employed as cleaners on the street were killed in the explosion. The attack at the SYL hotel is not for the first time, the hotel has been attacked on earlier occasions as well.