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Suicide car blast kills 16 at Police station in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu

A suicide car bomber has killed at least sixteen people and injured five others at a police station in the Somalia capital on Saturday, a Somali police officer said.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the attack on Sunday, targeted a police station near the Mogadishu port and largely destroyed the building and others nearby.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the second blast in the seaside capital in two days.

A suspected suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu on Saturday when soldiers stopped him for security checks.

Despite being ousted from most of its key strongholds in Somalia, the Islamic extremist group, al-Shabab, still launches deadly attacks across large parts of south and central Somalia.

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