NAIROBI, Kenya | Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

NAIROBI, Kenya | Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

NAIROBI, Kenya— Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday’s bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer, said many of the injured suffered horrific wounds, raising fears that death toll could rise further. The figure given by Hussein is consistent with submissions from hospitals.

Ahmed Yusuf, a nurse at Madina hospital, said that Mogadishu’s hospitals are coping to treat the influx of wounded victims who continued come in Saturday.

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