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Police officials say car bomber kills 1 in attack on Turkish hospital in Somalia

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated explosives outside a Turkish hospital in Mogadishu killing at least one person and himself and wounding three others.

Mohammed Abdi said Saturday the bomber drove a mini-van laden with explosives which he detonated at the Alshisa hospital.

No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack but suspicions are likely to fall on al-Shabab insurgents who have been carrying out guerrilla attacks since African Union troops expelled them from the capital in August 2011

Al-Shabab, which has links with al-Qaida, has long been threatening Turkish workers and aid agencies in Somalia accusing them of spreading secularism in Somalia.