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

PUBLISHED: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:02:28 GMT

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.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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