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Twin explosions at hotel in Somali capital - police

Source: Reuters - Wed, 1 Jan 2014 05:42 PM
Author: Reuters
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MOGADISHU, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded in quick succession outside the front of the Jazira hotel near the Somali capital's international airport on Wednesday, police and local residents said.

"First we heard a big crash and the security forces immediately opened fire," said Abdullahi Hussein who lives 300 metres behind the hotel. "After a few minutes another explosion took place and there was more gunfire."

There was no immediate word on casualties. (Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Editing by Richard Lough and ALison Williams)

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