Twin car bomb explosions near a busy junction in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killed at least 100 people, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said.

Among the victims "who were massacred [were] mothers with their children in their arms", the AFP news agency quotes the president as saying.

He appealed for international medical help to deal with the 300 injured.

The president blamed the al-Shabab militant group for Saturday’s attack which targeted the education ministry.

According to the pro-jihadist Somali Memo website, al-Shabab has said it was behind the blasts.

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