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]>> Utter devastation in Somalia's capital, as the death toll from twin bombings on Saturday has now soared to at least 85, making it one of the worst attacks in the country in recent years. Police say that about another 100 people have also been wounded. The massive explosion from a truck bomb outside a hotel in Mogadishu completely destroyed several buildings on this street, which is also home to government offices and restaurants.
Two hours later, a second smaller car-bombing hit elsewhere in the city, in a district home to one of the country's central hospitals and a university. Hundreds of people have descended onto the streets, looking for missing loved ones, police had to clear them from the area, fearing another attack.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but it's similar to others done by the militant group Al-Shabaab, which has links to Al-Qaeda. An international effort to back the weak government in Mogadishu has driven the jihadists from most of their territory in the country, but they still frequently launch attacks inside the city.
Somalia's been torn apart by civil war for almost three decades, the power vacuum provided fertile ground for Al-Shabaab's rise in 2006.