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A Somali woman mourns at the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Somali ambulances carrying severely injured patients from the latest explosion in Mogadishu await at the airport where the wounded will be evacuated on Turkish military planes on October 16, 2017. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara was sending planes "with medical supplies", adding that the wounded would be flown to Turkey and treated there. / AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB
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Somali women react at the scene of Saturday's blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose Sunday to at least 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
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People protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia. / AFP / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB
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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Somali soldiers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise. / AFP / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB
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People protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia. / AFP / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB
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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Somali security officers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise. / AFP / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB
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People chant slogans as they protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia. / AFP / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB
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Ambulances carrying wounded victims passes the scene of Saturday's truck bomb blast, as they head to airport to be airlifted by Turkish air ambulance for treatment in Turkey, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Oct, 16, 2017. The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital now exceeds 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the country reeled from the deadliest single attack. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
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Somali security forces and others gather and search for bodies near destroyed buildings at the scene of Saturday's blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the huge truck bomb blast in Somalia's capital rose to over 50 Sunday, with more than 60 others injured, as hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
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ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY A man injured during an explosion last Saturday in KM4 street in the Hodan district waits to board a Turkish military plane for medical evacuation at the Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Somali children assist other civilians and security forces in their rescue efforts by carrying away unidentified charred human remains in a cardboard box, to clear the scene of Saturday's blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the huge truck bomb blast in Somalia's capital rose to over 50 Sunday, with more than 60 others injured, as hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
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Somali ambulances carrying severely injured patients from the latest explosion in Mogadishu await to access the airport where the wounded will be evacuated on Turkish military planes on October 16, 2017. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara was sending planes "with medical supplies", adding that the wounded would be flown to Turkey and treated there. / AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB
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People wear headbands as a sign of anger as they protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia. / AFP / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB
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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Somali men carry in a stretcher a man injured in the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise. / AFP / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB
Updated 16 October 2017

Huge blast rocks Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU: At least 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, doctors said on Monday, confirming the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

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