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    A security officer walks past a temporary stall destroyed after a suicide car bomb went off at the entrance of Somalia's biggest port in its capital Mogadishu December 11, 2016

    Car Bomb Explosion Hits Somalian Capital Mogadishu's Port, Heavy Gunfire Follows

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    A car bomb attack targeted the Mogadishu seaport on Sunday morning. It was reportedly followed by a heavy gunfire.

    Ambulances were sent to the scene. The number of victims is estimated between three and more than 10 by different sources.

    Citing police, Reuters said the death toll has climbed to 29. The al-Shabaab terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

    ​Somalia has been experiencing violence since the country devolved into civil war in the early 1990s. The state’s collapse provided a breeding ground for warlords, pirates and the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab.

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