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Car bomb blast hits Mogadishu hospital; 2 killed at International Red Cross facility

A boy observes the wreckage of a car bomb attack against the Keysaney Hospital, which is run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, June 18, 2014. A nurse says the car bomb detonated outside of the Keysaney hospital killing two people, a doctor and a nurse, and wounded others at the 65-bed emergency care hospital which has been operational for much of the last two decades of conflict in Somalia, making it one of the city's most important health facilities. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
June 18, 2014 - 12:35 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A nurse says a car bomb detonated outside of a hospital in Somalia's capital run by the International Committee of the Red Cross, killing two people.

Mohamed Omar also said that five people were wounded in the Wednesday attack. Omar said the dead were a doctor and a nurse.

The 65-bed emergency care hospital has been operational for much of the last two decades of conflict in Somalia, making it one of the city's most important health facilities.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast but the vast majority of bomb attacks in Mogadishu are carried out by al-Shabab, an al-Qaida linked terror group in Somalia that controlled most of Mogadishu several years ago.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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