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Twin Explosions Heard In Mogadishu

Two heavy explosions were heard on Saturday afternoon in the heart of Mogadishu amid a surge in targeted assassinations in the city.

A witness told that the first car bomb occurred close to Olow Tower near Dabka junction while the 2nd Explosion went off on the backside of Hotel Maka Al-Mukarama.

Sources said one of the car bombs was targeted a senior Somali government official, but, it was unclear if he was traveling in the car at the time.

There was an immediate claim of responsibility for the twin car bombings in the capital which in the past witnessed series of attacks, some claimed by Al Shabaab.