17 dead, 28 wounded in Somalia bomb blast: Hospital official

The explosion was claimed by al-Shabaab militants. (File photo: AFP)

The death toll from a car bombing in Mogadishu on Monday climbed to 17, hospital officials said, with more than two dozen wounded in the explosion claimed by al-Shabaab militants.

“The bodies of 17 people killed in the blast were taken to the hospital mortuary while 28 others were admitted for various wounds,” said Mohamed Yusuf, the director of Medina Hospital, the main trauma facility in the Somali capital.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55
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