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The Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Somali military official and his bodyguard in south Mogadishu.
Colonel Farah Abdulle Ga'al and his bodyguard died when a landmine concealed under the colonel's chair exploded after he arrived at work.
The incident occurred while fierce fighting continued between insurgents and government forces.
Ethiopia-backed forces took control of Mogadishu from Islamists a year ago.