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Explosion in Mogadishu kills several people

A suspected suicide bomber near a security checkpoint leading to the presidential palace has killed at least six people and injured 12 others in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The restaurant where the blast occurred and a nearby clinic were badly damaged. The city has been the scene of a series of attacks in recent weeks as Somalia struggles with a political crisis caused by long-running disagreements over delayed elections. The electoral stalemate is worrying Somalia's international donors, who fear it could divert attention from the fight against Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been battling the weak central government for over a decade.