Hundreds of Somali soldiers have erected new security checkpoints across the capital, Mogadishu, a day after attacks by Islamic extremists killed at least nine civilians and wounded several others.
The government security forces patrolled the city’s streets Saturday following the attacks Friday night on a hotel and a nearby public garden.
Police said at least five militants from the group Al-shabaab were also killed in the attacks on SYL Hotel and the Peace Garden, which each involved suicide car bombers.MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
A mother stands by her child laying in a bed at Medina hospital on February 27, 2016 in Mogadishu, Somalia, the day after the attack on SYL hotel.
The first blast, at the hotel, sent a loud echo across the city, shattering windows and ripping the roofs off many nearby buildings.
A hospital official said more than 20 of the wounded are being treated at local hospitals.