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A Somalia bombing killed hundreds; officials figure it must have been Shabab extremists — again

A Somalia bombing killed hundreds; officials figure it must have been Shabab extremists — again

A push by security forces in Somalia to stop Al Qaeda-linked Shabab has cost the extremist group some territory and leaders.

But the group has proved resilient. So although as of Monday the Shabab had not claimed responsibility for the weekend truck bombing in Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people, the attack resembled others by the group, and Somali authorities were sure the Shabab was responsible.

The enduring enigma about the Shabab is how the group has remained so tenacious, retaining support in some areas of Somalia despite a series of deadly attacks on civilians...

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