Mortars slammed into the biggest market in Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 12 people hours after a government official said radical Muslims had regrouped and were poised to launch a massive attack.
More than 40 people were wounded in the attack on the Somali capital and the death toll was expected to rise.
At least 40 wounded people were taken to Medina Hospital, and two died on arrival, said Dr. Hassan Osman Isse. Nineteen were in critical condition.
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