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Blast heard in Somalia's former rebel stronghold of Kismayu

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:22 GMT
Author: Reuters
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MOGADISHU, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A loud blast was heard in the former al Shabaab stronghold of Kismayu in Somalia on Tuesday, residents said, and the al Qaeda-linked militants said they had detonated a bomb at a building housing Somali troops.

There was no immediate word on casualties.

"The bomb was planted inside a district administration office building," al Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab said, warning of more attacks.

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