Friday 14 May 2021

Mogadishu bombers were dual Dutch nationals: AFP

The Dutch foreign affairs ministry has been unable to confirm if two people who carried out bombings on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu were Dutch nationals, the NRC reported at the weekend.

News agency AFP said earlier the two – a man and a woman – were both dual nationals. AFP named the man, who carried out his attack with a car bomb, as Ismail Muse.

The woman, who blew herself up in the hotel lobby, was named as Lula Ahmd Dahir and had worked part time in the hotel for the previous four months.

In total, 25 people were killed in the explosions and at least 40 were injured.

Local freelance journalist Mohammed Abdi said the woman apparently had lived in Delft.

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