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Blast heard near presidential palace in Mogadishu: witnesses

In this photo dated Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, A Somali traffic police officer stands at a Mogadishu junction in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

MOGADISHU: A loud explosion was heard near the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, followed by prolonged heavy bursts of gunfire, a Reuters witness said.

The city has been hit by a series of suicide bomb attacks in the past few weeks, claimed by al Qaeda-linked militants, al Shabaab, who were pushed out of the city about two years go but have waged a sustained guerrilla campaign.

 

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