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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Somalia Cars Bombings Leave Over 25 People Dead...

Twin car bombings and subsequent gunfire has left at least 27 people dead and 20 others wounded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, medical workers said. 

A loud explosion reportedly took place on Friday, followed by a second blast and sustained gunfire which broke out near the President's residence.

The second blast took place beside a popular hotel. The Aamin Ambulance service, which confirmed the death toll, transported victims to the hospital.

The armed group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. "As far as we know, there has been one blast beside the presidential palace, and another close to a popular hotel, "Major Mohamed Ahmed, a police officer, told local media.

The attack comes a day after the Somali government had issued a"terror warning" in the capital.

Al Jazeera

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