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  • Medical workers help a man who was wounded in a bomb attack, at a hospital in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • Medical workers help a man who was wounded in a bomb attack, at a hospital in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • The body of one of the victims of a bomb attack is brought to the morgue at a hospital in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • Security forces stand near the wreckage of an official vehicle that was destroyed in a bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • Security forces stand near the wreckage of three-wheeled vehicles destroyed in a bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • A man walks past the wreckage of an official vehicle that was destroyed in a bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:10 pm

8 killed, 16 hurt as explosions rock Somalia's capital

Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- An ambulance service said eight people are dead after a pair of explosions in Somalia's capital.

Dr. Abdiqadir Aden with the Aamin ambulance said another 16 people were wounded, some seriously, in Saturday's blasts.

He said a car bomb detonated near the Somali parliament headquarters in Mogadishu and caused the most damage.

There is no immediate claim of responsibility, but the al-Shabab extremist group often targets the capital with high-profile bombings.