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Car blast kills 1, injures 5 in Mogadishu

By Omar Nor, for CNN
February 16, 2013 -- Updated 2258 GMT (0658 HKT)
A man carries a bucket of water at the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday, February 16.
A man carries a bucket of water at the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday, February 16.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Police say car bomb went off in Somali capital
  • One person reported killed

Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) -- A security guard was killed and five others were injured when a car packed with explosives detonated Saturday in Mogadishu, officials said.

The blast occurred in a seaside restaurant parking lot in the capital, Somali police Col. Ali Hassan told CNN.

No group had claimed responsibility by late Saturday.

The wail of sirens echoed as residents and firefighters rushed to put out flames and smoke from scorched vehicles in the parking lot.

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