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40+Killed In Mogadishu Bombing
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40+Killed In Mogadishu Bombing

A truck laden with explosives went off at the K5 junction  killing at least 20 people and injuring scores. The explosion destroyed Hotel Safari to its ground. Eyewitnesses say this is the deadliest VBIED bombing in Mogadishu ever. A medical source from the Amin Ambulance told Radio Dalsan that the death toll is likely to rise and it was impossible to give a number of casualties moments after attack. According to the police an officer tried to stop the truck but it defied orders only to explode meters away. Mogadishu mobile phone communication disrupted following the bombing. Telecommunication company Hormuud under pressure to return calls to normalcy. Mayor Thabit orders security forces to allow families access to the scene of today's bombing to enable them identify kin No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing but in the past similar attacks have been executed by Somali militant group Alshabaab.