One dead, six hurt in simultaneous blasts in Somalia

Moments later, a second explosion rocked Diinsoor town, a former Al-Shabaab stronghold in the Bay region under Somalia’s Southwest state, targeting a small teashop frequented by Somali government soldiers.

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One dead, six hurt in simultaneous blasts in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least one person was killed and six others sustained a variety of wounds in two explosions that occurred in parts of southern Somalia on Wednesday.

The first blast was reported in the vicinity of the Ex-control Afgoye checkpoint located west of Mogadishu, the Somali capital after a remote-controlled IED struck a vehicle carrying Turkish construction workers.

Moments later, a second explosion rocked Diinsoor town, a former Al-Shabaab stronghold in the Bay region under Somalia’s Southwest state, targeting a small teashop frequented by Somali government soldiers.

Local security officials confirmed to KON that five people have been injured, including a woman and two soldiers in the improvised explosive device ripped through the café and they were rushed to a hospital.

The Al-Qaeda-aligned Al-Shabaab terror group claimed both IED attacks through a statement posted on its mouthpiece radio and online site. The militants say they targeted Turkish personnel and SNA soldiers.

Turks who are undertaking the construction of the Mogadishu-Afgoye road, which is funded by Qatar have been targeted by Al-Shabaab in the past two years.

Early this month, Al-Shabaab bomber killed two Turkish engineers and wounded four others at the construction site around Hawo Abdi area on the outskirts of the capital.

KON English News Desk

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