Aftermath of suicide bomb
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Mogadishu hit by huge suicide blast

At least 65 people have been killed by a huge suicide blast near a government compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, say officials.

Eyewitnesses said a truck carrying explosives was driven into a gate near a government ministry and detonated.

A spokesman for the Islamist militant group al-Shabab told the BBC it had carried out the attack.

Will Ross in Nairobi said it was "one of the largest blasts to happen in many months in Somalia".

  • 04 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa
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