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10 killed in suicide car bombing in Mogadishu

By CNN Staff
March 18, 2013 -- Updated 1621 GMT (0021 HKT)

(CNN) -- At least 10 people were killed and 15 wounded in a suicide bombing of a bus outside the National Theatre in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday, the prime minister's office said.

A suicide bomber drove a car with explosives into the bus, according to the office of Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon.

Among the dead were students who were on the bus, and people who were in a nearby shopping mall, Somali police official Hassan Ali said.

Information on who was responsible for the attack wasn't immediately available. Somalia and its capital have long been engulfed in civil strife between a weak government and Islamist militants.

READ: Car blast kills 1, injures 5 in Mogadishu

CNN's Nima Elbagir and journalist Omar Nor contributed to this report.

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