Bomb explodes near Turkish delegation in Somalia day before president's visit

January 22, 2015 12:42 PM

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting on Thursday, a day ahead of a visit by their President Tayyip Erdogan to the Somali capital, police said.

"The Turkish delegates are safe inside the hotel," police captain Farah Nur told Reuters. "The hotel was busy."

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