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Wounded Somalians to be treated in Turkey: Erdogan aide

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The injured from Saturday’s truck bombing in Somalia will be brought to Turkey for medical treatment, the Turkish presidential spokesman said Sunday.

In a message on his Twitter account, Ibrahim Kalin said: “A military air ambulance is departing today to provide medical aid and bring wounded people [from Somalia] to Turkey upon the orders of our President [Recep Tayyip Erdogan].”

More than 80 people have been killed and 100 injured in a truck bombing in Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Turkey condemned the attack late on Saturday.

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No group has yet claimed responsibly for the attack, but insurgent group al-Shabaab had claimed recent attacks in Somalia.

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