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Former Al-Shabab Leader: Mogadishu Blast Was 'Barbaric'

A former top leader of militant group al-Shabab has condemned the massive explosion that killed at least 276 people in the Somali capital on Saturday.

Mukhtar Robow, al-Shabab's former deputy emir, spoke Monday after visiting Medina Hospital in Mogadishu to donate blood. He said the attack was "barbaric" and "a massive tragedy."

"Those who are behind this, whose fingerprints are on this, must refrain from shedding the blood of Muslims and repent. You are not going to go to paradise by killing innocents," he told reporters.

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