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Over 5 people killed in separate Mogadishu, Baidoa bomb explosions

ByJamal Issa

Jul 4, 2020
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Somalia-based terror group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for two bomb attacks that separately happened in the capital Mogadishu and in the South West State capital Baidoa.

According to a statement from the militant group published on Al-Shabaab propaganda websites, two members of the government forces were killed while eight others were wounded after a vehicle filled with explosives was detonated near the port of Mogadishu.

Al-Shabaab militants. Photo: CFR.

Other reports say the attack targeted officers from the Ministry of Finance’s department of inland taxation.

In Baidoa, a bomb planted inside a restaurant exploded, killing five people including women and wounding six others. Al-Shabab claimed the attack killed four soldiers.

Source: Somali Affairs.

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