Somalia: At Least 7 Killed in Double Bomb Attack

Somalia: At Least 7 Killed in Double Bomb Attack

Two separate explosions occurred in a crowd and a restaurant, according to police.

Published December 5, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia says militants detonated two suicide bomb blasts in a city outside the capital, killing at least seven people.

Capt. Hassan Nor said a suicide car bomber drove into a crowd on Friday in the south-central Somali town of Baidoa, killing seven people after detonating his explosives.

A second blast rang out when a suicide bomber walked into a restaurant, Nor said. He didn't immediately have details of any casualties.

The dual attack comes only days after the region elected a new leader, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, the former speaker of parliament.

No group immediately claimed responsibility. The militant group al-Shabab is responsible for the majority of suicide attacks in the country.

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Written by Patrice Peck

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