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Car Bomb Kills 7 in Somali Capital

VOA News
A car bomb has exploded in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.

The blast happened Thursday near a cafe and the headquarters of the National Security and Intelligence Agency in Mogadishu.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.

The militant group al-Shabab lost control of Mogadishu in 2011, but has carried out periodic attacks in the city.

Last week, the al-Qaida-linked group set off a car bomb at the presidential palace, then stormed the compound with guns in an attack that killed at least 17 people. The president was not harmed.

Earlier this month, an al-Shabab car bomb killed at least six people, including three Somali soldiers.

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