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Suicide attack on Somalia base

At least 11 people have been killed in a double suicide attack on a peacekeeping base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, claimed by Islamist insurgents.

It's thought that suicide bombers in two explosives-laden cars with UN logos drove on to the main base of African Union peacekeepers on Thursday and triggered massive blasts.

Among the dead is the deputy commander of the African Union force in Somalia, along with four bombers, an AU spokesman told the BBC.

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