January 2017 Mogadishu bombings

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January 2017 Mogadishu bombings
Part of the Somali Civil War (2009–present)
Mogadishu is located in Somalia
Mogadishu
Mogadishu
Mogadishu (Somalia)
LocationMogadishu, Somalia
Date2 January 2017 (2017-01-02)
TargetCivilians, security forces
Attack type
Car bombing
WeaponsCar bombs
DeathsAt least 7 (+1 attacker)
Non-fatal injuries
17
PerpetratorsAl-Shabaab

The January 2017 Mogadishu bombings took place on 2 January, 2017, when a pair of suicide car bombings targeted civilians and security forces in Somalia's capital. The first of the two explosions targeted a checkpoint, while a second car drove at high speed through it and detonated outside the Peace Hotel, opposite Aden Adde International Airport. The attack killed at least seven people and injured 17 others. The al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7 Killed in Mogadishu Suicide Blasts". Voanews.com. 2016-12-30. Retrieved 2017-01-03.