Militants kill cleric and 14 others in Somalia car bomb and gun attack
26 November 2018 | 12:46 pm
Al Shabaab gunmen and a suicide car bomber struck a religious centre in central Somalia on Monday, killing a cleric and at least 14 of his followers, a police officer said.
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