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Huge blast in Somali capital Mogadishu

Reuters Mogadishu, Somalia Feb 04, 2019, 02.21 PM (IST)

A huge blast was heard in the heart of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday and clouds of smoke could be seen rising, a Reuters witness said. It was unclear what caused the explosion but Islamist militant group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia against government military and other targets.