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Mogadishu, locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. The city has served as an important port connecting with traders all round the Indian Ocean for millennia and currently has a population of 2,425,000 residents. Mogadishu is the nearest foreign mainland city to Seychelles, at a distance of 835 mi (1,344 km) over the Indian Ocean. Mogadishu is located in the coastal Banadir region on the Indian Ocean, which unlike other Somali regions, is considered a municipality rather than a maamulgoboleed.
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Somalia bomb attack wounds 11A bomb exploded at a busy junction in Mogadishu on Wednesday, wounding at least 11 people, the head of the rescue service in the Somali capital said.
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Somalia says unnamed country behind blast that killed 90 peopleSomalia said an unnamed country helped plan Saturday's bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people, and added it would investigate the assault with help from a foreign intelligence..
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