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Car bomb in Somalia's capital rams bus; many casualties feared

Somali men carry a seriously wounded man after a car bomb blast close to the Somali government's, headquarters in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Monday, March 18, 2013. An explosives-laden car that apparently was targeting a truck full of Somali government officials instead hit a civilian car and exploded, setting a nearby mini-bus on fire and killing at least seven people Monday, police and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 18, 2013 - 2:51 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Witnesses in Somalia's capital say a suicide car bomb has rammed into a bus near a popular restaurant in Mogadishu.

Mohamed Abdi, a police officer who was injured in the explosion, said there are many casualties. He did not immediately have an exact number.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene said the car apparently carrying the bomb was destroyed and the bus was on fire.

A journalist colleague wounded while sitting in a restaurant close to the blast said many people were injured inside the restaurant.

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