Somalia restaurant attack: Six killed by al-Shabab

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In Mogadishu, a car exploded when safety forces shot at it because it attacked a police submit

A bomb explosion at a cafe within the southern Somali the city of Baidoa has killed six folks, officers have informed the BBC.

There has additionally been a suicide bomb assault with reference to the port of the capital, Mogadishu, which injured a minimum of seven.

Militant team al-Shabab mentioned it was once in the back of each incidents.

The UN-backed govt has been combating in opposition to al-Shabab for keep an eye on of the rustic for greater than a decade.

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The militants, who’re allied to al-Qaeda, mentioned that during Baidoa they have been focused on tax creditors, who have been retaining a gathering on the eating place, and squaddies.

They added that two squaddies died within the assault however officers mentioned the sufferers have been all civilians.

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Al-Shabab mentioned it was once in the back of each the assault in Mogadishu (pictured) and in Baidoa

Police informed the BBC that during Mogadishu officials opened hearth on a car after it failed to prevent at a checkpoint.

The suicide bomber riding the automobile is alleged to have attempted to hit a police submit in entrance of the port however the safety forces shot him and the car exploded.

Two law enforcement officials and 5 passers-by have been wounded.

“Steel particles fell in all places us throughout the port and we heard gunfire,” a port employee informed Reuters.

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