Somalia: Suicide bomber strikes near presidential palace
By Abiodun Ogundairo
15 February 2021 | 10:53 am
Police in the capital, Mogadishu, fired at the attacker as he broke through a checkpoint, allowing civilians to escape before the explosion.
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