Two back-to-back bombings in Somalia kill 100 people

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Two back-to-back bombings killed 100 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, the worst attack since the start of the country’s decades-long civil war.

The attack was launched by the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabab militant group, according to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, which he says targeted the education ministry.

Officials say the first blast was a car bomb that killed 20 people, before a suicide bomber detonated his explosives, killing another 70.

Earlier this week, militants carried out an attack on a Mogadishu restaurant popular with politicians, killing at least 10. Al-Shabab has not yet claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack, which President Mohamud has called “a plot to instigate violence and unrest by elements that want to take over power.”

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