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Afgoye district in the lower Shabelle region is often bombed, targeted by direct attacks, and targeted killings by the Somali government forces.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing which comes amid intensified Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks in Somalia.
Al-Shabaab poses a potent threat to Somali security as it carries out attacks in government-controlled areas in the south and central Somalia.
Over eight years after taking control of Afgoye town from Al-Shabaab, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in March last year handed over control of Afgoye military base to the Somali National Army (SNA).