Somalia blast death toll rises to 22

The death toll from a car explosion outside the Presidential Palace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday has risen to 22, police said on Wednesday.

“We have confirmed from various hospitals that at least 22 died and 50 others were wounded. The death figure includes wounded people who died in hospitals,” police officer, Major Mohamed Abdullahi, told Reuters.

The attack has been claimed by al Shabaab militants.

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