Somali government soldiers gather near the wreckage after a suicide car explosion near the Somali parliament building in Mogadishu
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Somali parliament targeted in car bombing

5 July 2014 Last updated at 18:38 BST

At least four people have been killed by a suicide car bomb near Somalia's parliament in Mogadishu.

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab have reportedly praised the attack and has vowed to step up attacks during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Peter Biles reports.