MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least seven people have been killed and ten others wounded in an explosion at market in Bardale town some 300 km south west of Mogadishu.
Asha Mohamed, a tea-seller said the explosion had occurred in a busy market for the stimulant leaf khat, leaving seven civilians dead.
The explosion, Mohamed said, was an improvised explosive device (IED) that was planted inside the market.
She says at least three of the wounded are in critical condition.
No group says it has carried out Friday’s explosion, but such attacks are often claimed by al Shabab – an al Qaeda linked group.
The attack comes a week after three people were killed in an al Shabab suicide attack on African Union military convoy in the capital Mogadishu.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Suspected al-Shabab gunmen have on Friday shot and killed a well-known elder at his residence in the capital Mogadishu.
The victim, whose name has been released as Abdi Gabow Ali Jim’ale was gunned down while he was at his home in Daynile district of Mogadishu, a witness said.
He says the killers fled from the crime scene.
Somali police soldiers reached at the area and carried out an operation, with no arrests have been made so far.
No group says it has carried out Jim’ale’s assassination.