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Somalia's capital Mogadishu hit by deadly car bomb

18 March 2013 Last updated at 18:37 GMT

At least 10 people have been killed and 20 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in the centre of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to hospital workers.

A BBC correspondent said the scene of the blast near the presidential palace is one of devastation, with body parts scattered across a wide area.

Officials said the target was the head of Mogadishu's intelligence services, Khalif Ahmed Ilig, who was injured.

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it carried out the bombing.

Sophie Ikenye reports.