December 4, 2020

Bomb Explosion kills 6 people in Somalia

A bomb explosion at a restaurant in the southern Somali town of Baidoa has killed six people according to reports.

A sucicideb attack close to the port of the capital, Mogadishu, has also injured at least seven.

Militant group al-Shabab said it was the brain behind both incidents.

The UN-backed government has been fighting against al-Shabab for control of the country for more than a decade.

The militants, who are affiliated to al-Qaeda, said that in Baidoa they were targeting tax collectors, who were holding a meeting at the restaurant, and soldiers.

 

They added that two soldiers died in the attack but officials said the victims were all civilians.

Aftermath of bombingAl-Shabab said it was behind both the attack in Mogadishu (pictured) and in Baidoa

Police told the BBC that in Mogadishu officers opened fire on a vehicle after it failed to stop at a checkpoint.

The suicide bomber driving the car is said to have tried to hit a police post in front of the port but the security forces shot him and the vehicle exploded.

Two police officers and five passers-by were wounded.

“Metal debris fell all over us inside the port and we heard gunfire,” a port worker told Reuters.

Source: BBC

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Bomb Explosion kills 6 people in Somalia

A bomb explosion at a restaurant in the southern Somali town of Baidoa has killed six people according to reports.

A sucicideb attack close to the port of the capital, Mogadishu, has also injured at least seven.

Militant group al-Shabab said it was the brain behind both incidents.

The UN-backed government has been fighting against al-Shabab for control of the country for more than a decade.

The militants, who are affiliated to al-Qaeda, said that in Baidoa they were targeting tax collectors, who were holding a meeting at the restaurant, and soldiers.

 

They added that two soldiers died in the attack but officials said the victims were all civilians.

Aftermath of bombingAl-Shabab said it was behind both the attack in Mogadishu (pictured) and in Baidoa

Police told the BBC that in Mogadishu officers opened fire on a vehicle after it failed to stop at a checkpoint.

The suicide bomber driving the car is said to have tried to hit a police post in front of the port but the security forces shot him and the vehicle exploded.

Two police officers and five passers-by were wounded.

“Metal debris fell all over us inside the port and we heard gunfire,” a port worker told Reuters.

Source: BBC

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