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In Somalia Death toll from car bomb attack on Tuesday rises to 22 - police

"We have confirmed from various hospitals that at least 22 died and 50 others were wounded.

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Paramedics carry a civilian wounded following a car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants outside the president's palace on a stretcher from the scene of the explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu play Paramedics carry a civilian wounded following a car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants outside the president's palace on a stretcher from the scene of the explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, August 30, 2016. (REUTERS/Feisal Omar)
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The death toll from a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday that exploded outside the Presidential Palace has risen to 22, police said on Wednesday.

"We have confirmed from various hospitals that at least 22 died and 50 others were wounded. Death 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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