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Car bomb blast hits Mogadishu hospital; 2 killed at International Red Cross facility

A nurse says a car bomb detonated outside of a hospital in Somalia's capital run by the International Committee of the Red Cross, killing two people.

Mohamed Omar also said that five people were wounded in the Wednesday attack. Omar said the dead were a doctor and a nurse.

The 65-bed emergency care hospital has been operational for much of the last two decades of conflict in Somalia, making it one of the city's most important health facilities.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast but the vast majority of bomb attacks in Mogadishu are carried out by al-Shabab, an al-Qaida linked terror group in Somalia that controlled most of Mogadishu several years ago.