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Monday, March 18, 2013

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A member of the Somali security forces flees the site of a car bomb in central Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 18, 2013.



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A woman reacts near the site of a car bomb in central Mogadishu on March 18, 2013.


Reuters reports — A car bomb exploded near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, killing at least 10 people in a blast that appeared to target senior government officials, police said.

The suicide attacker detonated explosives while driving along a boulevard that runs between the palace and the national theatre, a route lined by tearooms that were engulfed in fire moments after the blast, senior police officer Abdiqadir Mohamud said. A public minibus driving along the road burst into flames.

"The suicide car bomber targeted a senior national security officer whose car was passing near the theatre," Mohamud told Reuters. "Most of the people who died were on board the minibus - civilians. This public vehicle coincidentally came between the government car and the car bomb when it was hit." Read the full story.


An injured man sits on the road near the presidential palace in Mogadishu on March 18, 2013.







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