At least 60 people have been confirmed dead and many others injured in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia.
The victims include police officers, foreigners and students from Benadir University whose minibus carrying 20 of them was destroyed in the blast.
The number of casualties is expected to rise as rescue operations continue.
AFP reports that an explosives-laden vehicle exploded at the Ex-Control checkpoint on the outskirts of Mogadishu where hundreds of people were, with the attack leaving several buildings destroyed.
Abdikadir Abdirahman Haji Aden, founder of Amin ambulances, told Reuters: “So far, we’ve carried 61 dead people and 51 others injured. There are more casualties and the death toll is sure to rise.”
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