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The Latest: Death toll in Somalia's double car bombings at 358

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Thousands of Somalis gather to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) Thousands of Somalis gather to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Latest on Somalia's deadliest attack (all times local):
   9:35 p.m.
   Somalia's information minister says the death toll has risen to 358 in the country's worst-ever attack.
   Abdirahman Osman says 56 people are still missing from Saturday's truck bombing on a busy street in Mogadishu. Another 228 people were wounded.
   Thousands gathered at the attack site Friday to pray.
   Somalia's government has blamed the bombing on extremist group al-Shabab, which has not commented.
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   2:30 p.m.
   Thousands of anguished Somalis have gathered to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims.
   A sheikh leading the prayers says that "this pain will last for years." More than 300 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Saturday's truck bombing, with scores missing.
   Long lines of mourners stand in front of bombed-out buildings.
   Somalia's government has blamed the al-Shabab extremist group for the attack.
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   12 p.m.
   The U.S. military says it carried out a drone strike this week against al-Shabab in Somalia, shortly after the extremist group was blamed for the country's deadliest attack.
   The U.S. Africa Command tells The Associated Press that the strike occurred Monday about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The U.S. says it is still assessing the results.
   Saturday's truck bombing in Mogadishu killed more than 300 people and wounded nearly 400 others.
   The U.S. has carried out several drone strikes in the Horn of Africa nation since President Donald Trump approved expanded military operations against the group early this year.
   Al-Shabab has not commented on the truck bombing, which Somali intelligence officials say was meant to target Mogadishu's heavily fortified international airport. Several countries have embassies there.

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