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At Least 90 Killed in Somalia Suicide Car Blast

MOGADISHU: At least 9 people have died in a car bomb explosion in the capital of Somalia, health officials have said.

The blast at a security checkpoint leftover 90 civilians injured and killed mostly students returning to class, according to Mogadishu Mayor Omar Muhamoud.

Dr Mohamed Yusuf, a Mogadishu hospital director, said they had received 73 bodies so far.

Abdirizak Mohamed, a Somalian MP, reported the toll could be as high as 90 people, with most being civilian casualties.

The bomb exploded during morning rush hour in Mogadishu and targeted a tax collection centre, according to police.