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2 Suicide Car Bombs Near UN Offices Kill 13 in Somalia

Somali soldier stand near the wreckage of a car bomb outside the UN's office in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somali soldier stand near the wreckage of a car bomb outside the UN's office in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

MOGADISHU, Somalia—Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the U.N. Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13...




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