Deadly blast rocks Mogadishu port area, Somalia

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A suicide car bomber has killed at least 16 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say.

Dozens of others were injured in the explosion early on Sunday.

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The bomber struck at the entrance of the city’s main port facilities. Residents say the blast could be heard across Mogadishu.

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No group has said it carried out the attack, but the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab often carries out such bombings in the capital.

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“We assisted 48 wounded people and carried 16 others who were killed in the blast,” said Abdikadir Abdirahman Adem, head Mogadishu’s Amin ambulance service.

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The death toll is expected to rise further.

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