Death toll reaches 7 in Somalia blast

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Mogadishu (Somalia), Sep 2 (IANS) The death toll in the suicide car bomb blast in Somalia’s Mogadishu reached seven on Sunday, police said.

The attack, which took place at 8 a.m. in Howlwadag district, injured several people, damaged nearby houses, blew off the roof of a mosque and caused a nearby school to collapse, Efe news reported.

The militant group al-Shabab, which has waged an insurgency for more than 10 years, has claimed to be behind the attack.

In a similar incident on July 14, seven people were killed and several others injured in two explosions near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

In October 2017, the group committed the deadliest attack in Somali history when a truck bomb killed 512 people in a crowded street in Mogadishu.

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–IANS

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