Somalia: At Least 7 Killed in Double Bomb Attack

Image #: 21402621    Lieutenant Colonel Edson Muhanguzi, Commander of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Battle Group 10 gestures as he speaks to civilians in the centre of the central Somali town of Buur Hakaba, in this handout photograph taken and provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team (AU-UN IST) on February 27, 2013. According to AU-UN IST, The Somali National Army (SNA) supported by AMISOM forces captured the strategically important town on the Afgooye-Baidoa corridor in the Bay region from militant group al Shabaab early this morning without any resistance. REUTERS/Stuart Price/AU-UN IST PHOTO/Handout (SOMALIA - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY CIVIL UNREST)       Reuters /HANDOUT /LANDOV

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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