Five people killed in Somali market explosion

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WANLAWEYN, Somalia — At least five people have been killed and wounded 10 others on Wednesday in a market for the stimulant leaf khat in southern Somalia.

The blast targeted the market in Wanlaweyn town, about 90 km (55 miles) to the northwest of the coastal capital Mogadishu, witness said.

The type of the explosion was not immediately clear.

Blood and body parts littered on the ground after huge explosion hit busy market in the town, according to a witness, who asked to be anonymous.

A Policeman Mo’alim Hassan said an investigating had started over the attack whether the explosion was caused by an IEDs or suicide explosion.

“The death toll may rise,” he added.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.

 

Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia

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