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At least 16 people killed in Mogadishu car bomb

At least 16 people killed in Mogadishu car bomb

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the BBC reported on Sunday.

The car blew up in the city's southern Madina district, officials say.

The blast - which ripped through shops and food stalls - is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed earlier this month.

No group has claimed responsibility, although al-Shabab militants are likely to be the prime suspects.

On Saturday a senior al-Shabab commander vowed to target the president's supporters.

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