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Bomb explosion near Somali parliament leaves 1 dead

At least one person was killed when a car bomb exploded near the Somali parliament building, Reuters reports.

The Somali parliament building. Credit: Reuters

Dahir Amin Jesow, a legislator in the house, told the news agency: "A car bomb occurred near the parliament house but we are all safe.

"I could see a dead soldier and three other injured soldiers outside parliament's compound which is safe."

The parliament building is a few hundred metres from the presidential compound.