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At least seven killed in bomb attack in Somalia's Mogadishu.
At least seven people were killed and 27 others wounded when a bomb went off outside a hotel near the international airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, medical officials said.

The Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab, which is trying to topple Somalia’s weak U.N.-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The city’s Madina hospital received seven bodies and 27 people with injuries, 17 of them serious, said Nura Hassan, a nurse at the hospital.

The blast went off at the first checkpoint on the road that leads to Mogadishu airport, said Farah Hussein, a shopkeeper who witnessed the attack.

SEE ALSO: Security agencies foil Al-Shabaab kidnapping incident in Wajir

Somalia has been riven by civil war since 1991, when clan warlords overthrew a dictator, then turned on each other.


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