30 dead in Somalia's bomb attack

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"We know that at least 20 civilians are dead while dozens of others are wounded", Abdullahi Nur, a police officer who was in the area, told Reuters news agency.

The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. "And economically, I think this is the worst ever in Mogadishu in a single day". But there was no immediate claim of responsibility for Saturday's blast.

Adan Mohamed, a witness, told Xinhua that a vehicle loaded with explosives exploded at the junction of KM5 just opposite Safari hotel.

Rescue workers are on the scene.

The Shabab, a Somalia-based extremist group, has recently stepped up attacks on army bases across the south and central parts of the country.

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No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though al Shabab, an offshoot of al Qaida, has carried out other auto bombings in the country in recent months.

Gunshots could be heard at the site of Saturday's attack, and ambulance sirens wailed across the capital, which has been under tight security with military-staffed checkpoints.

According to witnesses, the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) has gone off at busy intersection, Zoobe Area in downtown Mogadishu, sending volumes of smoke to the sky. Windows were shattered for blocks around the epicenter of the carnage. Witnesses said the blast occurred amid a traffic jam.

Burning, overturned cars lined the street. "It's a disaster", he said sadly.

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