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Mogadishu rocked by blast.
A car bomb struck Somalia's Mogadishu today, officials said, according to Reuters.
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The attack struck a main road just as an African Union peacekeeper convoy passed by, witness Samira Hussein told Reuters.
"We looked back and saw thick smoke," Hussein said.
The death toll beyond that of the bomber was not immediately clear.
Police officer Abdullahi Barise told the Associated Press three people standing nearby were injured but reported no additional casualties, while senior policemen Abdifatah Sabriye told Reuters two people were killed.
Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, said Reuters.
The militant group is believed tied to Al Qaeda and lost control of Mogadishu last August, but their operatives continue to launch attacks in the region, said AP.