Grenade blast wounds regional MPs in Somalia

No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack which comes ahead of the Senate election in Jowhar city.

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Grenade blast wounds regional MPs in Somalia

JOWHAR, Somalia - Three Hirshabelle regional state MPs have been injured in an overnight grenade attack on a house in Jowhar town, some 90 kilometers north of Mogadishu.

The gunmen behind the explosion fled the scene before the arrival of the local security forces, according to the police. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

However, Al-Shabaab has previously carried out similar attacks in Jowhar, killing lawmakers, HirShabelle's minister of agriculture, and army officers last year.

The bomb attack comes as candidates from Mogadishu are in Jowhar preparing to run for Senate seats in the upcoming election in the town which is under AU troops control.

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