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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five people were killed on Wednesday in an explosion near the presidential palace in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, Dalsan radio station reported.

    Earlier in the day an explosive-laden car blew up at a checkpoint near the palace.

    Former Minister of Internal Security and current MP Abdirizak Mohamed said that two MPs had sought shelter in his house, fleeing the explosion.

    ​No armed group operating in the region has claimed responsibility for the explosion yet.

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