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Blasts in Mogadishu; 1 dead

By Omar Nor, for CNN
updated 5:41 PM EST, Fri March 1, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • At least one person has died and seven were injured in double blasts in Mogadishu
  • A bomber blew himself up inside a popular restaurant, another bomb exploded at its entrance

(CNN) -- At least one person has died and seven injured in double blasts in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Friday, police said.

A bomber blew himself up inside a popular seafront restaurant and another bomb exploded at its entrance.

Last month, a blast ripped through the same area, killing a security guard. That swath of the city is frequented by foreigners. Somalia and its capital have long been engulfed in civil strife between a weak government and Islamist militants.

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