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Four people were killed Saturday when a car laden with explosives blew up near the parliament building in the Somali capital, a police official said Saturday. (July 5)

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Mogadishu, Somalia - July 5, 2014

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Four people were killed Saturday when a car laden with explosives blew up near the parliament building in the Somali capital, a police official said Saturday.

The Somali terror group al-Shabab, which has recently targeted parliamentarians, claimed responsibility.

Capt. Mohammed Hussein said the car exploded at a checkpoint where it had been stopped by Somali troops. The dead were soldiers and refugees from an internal refugee camp near the checkpoint, Hussein said.

Troops had ordered the driver of the car out the vehicle for a search when he detonated the explosives, Hussein said.

Seven children from the camp were wounded in the attack.

Somali legislators were holding a meeting at the parliament at the time of the attack, but al-Shabab did not say what the intended target was.

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