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Tags: AF | Somalia | Blast

Car Bomb near Somalia Presidential Palace Kills 1, Hurts 2

Friday, 24 March 2017 07:38 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the car bomb detonated in the middle of a road near the presidential palace.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but homegrown extremist group al-Shabab often claims deadly attacks in Mogadishu.

Another car bomb exploded Tuesday at a military checkpoint near the presidential palace, killing at least six people. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

The extremist group has denounced Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as an "apostate" and warned Somalis against supporting him. Al-Shabab was kicked out of Mogadishu under Mohamed's brief term as prime minister in 2010-2011.

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A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others.Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the car bomb detonated in the middle of a road near the presidential palace.There was no immediate claim...
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