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Death Toll Rises to 20 in Somalia Twin Suicide Bombing.

Mogadishu, Safar 14, 1436, Dec 6, 2014, SPA -- The death toll has risen to 20 after twin suicide bombings in the Somali town of Baidabo, police and health officials said Saturday. They added that up to 40 people had been injured.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed cafeteria in Baidabo - also known as Baidoa - 220 kilometers south-west of Mogadishu on Friday afternoon.

A car driven by another suicide bomber then exploded nearby, leaving the area strewn with bodies. The fatalities included two local journalists.

Some of the injured victims were in critical condition and would be flown to Mogadishu for treatment, health officials told dpa.


11:45 LOCAL TIME 08:45 GMT

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Date:Dec 6, 2014
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