Explosions kill dozens in mosque of Somali capital

13:21, May 02, 2010      

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A mosque in the Somali capital of Mogadishu was hit by two explosions on Saturday, with dozens reportedly killed and many more injured.

Witnesses reported at least 30 were killed in the bomb attacks on the Abdalla Shideye mosque in Bakara Market, while an official of the African Union put the toll at 20.

No one has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

The mosque is frequented by officials of the anti-government al Shabaab. The group's senior leader Fuad Mohamed Khalaf might be the target of the attack, according to witnesses.

Al Shabaab is linked to al Qaeda and Khalaf is one of the officials under UN sanctions.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:黄硕)

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