Four killed in S’Somalia blast

by admin | Sunday, Sep 27, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015–A bomb explosion killed at least 4 people, wounded several others in Kismayo city, southern Somalia on Saturday, police said.

Mohamed Ahmed, police officer in Kismayo, told Xinhua that 3 civilians and one soldier were killed in the explosion in a busy

Wreckage of cars outside Jazeera Hotel, ,Mogadishu, Somalia,Thursday, Jan, 2, 2014, after bombs that went off at the gate of one of Mogadishu's most popular hotel, Two car bombs exploded on Wednesday night outside Jazeera hotel in Somalia???s capital that often used by foreigners and government offic. ials, killing at least six people and wounding eight, police said. The explosions occurred one day after al-Qaida-linked Islamic rebels had warned Mogadishu to brace for an attack.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Wreckage of cars outside Jazeera Hotel, ,Mogadishu, Somalia,Thursday, Jan, 2, 2014, after bombs that went off at the gate of one of Mogadishu’s most popular hotel, Two car bombs exploded on Wednesday night outside Jazeera hotel in Somalia???s capital that often used by foreigners and government offic. ials, killing at least six people and wounding eight, police said. The explosions occurred one day after al-Qaida-linked Islamic rebels had warned Mogadishu to brace for an attack.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

restaurant in the city.

“A bomb planted inside the restaurant exploded while several people were inside. We can confirm that 3 civilians and one Somali soldier died in the blast,” he said.

Ahmed added that Al-Shabab militants were behind the attack, but the group did not claim the responsibility for the attack so far.

Ridwan Isse, a local resident living nearby, told Xinhua that he heard huge blast at the restaurant.

“I was sitting close to the restaurant when the bomb exploded, after a few minutes I saw 4 people died, including a soldier” he said.

“I saw heavily armed Somali troops arriving on the scene to enhance the security after the incident. The situation now is stable” said another resident, Yasin Jilikow.

Although the Al-Qaida linked group Al-Shabaab, which is battling to topple Somali federal government, has lost many strongholds in southern and central Somalia, the group is still able to launch attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries.

On Monday, the militants exploded a car bomber near the presidential palace in capital Mogadishu, killing 11 people. Enditem

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