Twenty Persons Killed in Southern Somali City Suicide bomb Attack
About 20 persons were feared killed in separate attacks by suspected suicide bombers in the southern Somali city of Baidoa. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants, who want to topple Somalia’s Western-backed central government and impose Islam’s sharia law has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The two suicide bombers detonated the device in two restaurants in Baidoa. According to Abdiasis abu Musab, the militant group’s spokesman, the two restaurants were targeted because they were frequently visited by government troops. The attacks follow a U.S. airstrike against al Shabaab militants in Haradere, a district in Galmudug region.