SAD! Bomb Kills 5 During Football Match
Somalia is one Africa’s saddest stories as far as Islamic insurgency and political conflicts are concerned.
Terror attacks in the country have become as sure as the night and day.
No place seems sacrosanct to throw a bomb.
The latest place to face the fury of the Islamists militants, al Shabab is a football stadium.
On Friday, police confirmed that the group threw a bomb in a football stadium in Southern Somalia on Thursday during a football match killing up to five spectators.
This is the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium in the country.
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The blast went off in the port town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region, when residents were watching a football match.
Police said al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab could be behind the attack.
Police said it appeared to have been detonated by remote control.
“The bomb killed five people and injured a dozen others in the football field. All the casualties were from the onlookers,” Mahad Dhoore, a lawmaker for South West state told Reuters.
Police officer Mohamed Aden said al Shabaab group was suspected of being behind the attack and put the number of dead at four and wounded at 12.
“We believe al Shabaab was behind (it) and that the target was officials who were not seated there at the time of the match. The bomb looked like a remotely controlled one that was planted there,” Aden told Reuters from Barawe.
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