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Two explosions heard in Mogadishu just two weeks after a huge car truck bomb killed 350 people

TWO explosions have been heard in  Mogadishu just two weeks after a massive truck bomb killed 350 people in the Somali capital.

A car bomb exploded near a former parliament building shortly after a suicide car bomb was rammed into a hotel, said police.

Nur Mohamed, a police officer, said: “The second car bomb occurred at the ex-parliament house where there were (military) forces.”

Another official, Major Abdullahi Aden, said militants had also stormed the hotel after the car bomb was rammed into it.

He said the car bomb exploded after it was rammed into the gate of Nasahablod Two hotel.

“They are fighting inside. So far we do not have casualty figures,” he said.

“It is a busy hotel frequented by lawmakers, (military) forces and civilians.”

A witness said they heard a loud explosion and saw smoke rise over the scene.

They said ambulance sirens could be heard.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault but Islamist group al-Shabaab has previously carried out bombings and gun attacks in the Horn of Africa country.

Al-Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalia’s western-backed government and rule according to its strict interpretation of Islam’s sharia law.

The bombing earlier this month is thought to be the largest-ever truck bomb and killed over 350 people.

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