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Blast Kills at Least 10 in Somali Market


Map of Lower Shabelle, Somalia
Map of Lower Shabelle, Somalia

A blast in a market north of Mogadishu has killed at least 10 people, Somali officials say.

The explosion in Wanlaweyn, in the country's Lower Shabelle region, left more than 10 others wounded. Most of the victims are civilians.

It is unclear whether a terrorist planted a bomb or a suicide bomber was behind the blast.

No one has claimed responsibility, but officials suspect the al-Qaida-linked terror group al-Shabab, which, despite military setbacks, is still active in large parts of Somalia.