At least 16 folks had been killed and 20 others injured when a feminine suicide bomber blew herself up at a restaurant in Beledwayne, the regional capital of Hiiraan province, police informed the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) on Saturday.
The feminine bomber entered the restaurant, which is often visited by residents and authorities troopers, at lunchtime.
“We have collected the bodies of 12 dead people, including the bomber himself,” mentioned senior regional police officer Hassan Dhi’isow. he confirmed that the assault was carried out by a feminine bomber.
At least 20 others had been injured in Saturday’s bombing, which the terrorist group al-Shabab claimed on its radio station Andalus.
The group mentioned it was focusing on authorities officers and troopers.
The political scenario in the town is tense because the means of electing some legislators to the nationwide parliament is about to start out in the subsequent few days.
Among the politicians working for workplace within the area is National Security Adviser Fahad Yasiin, a former intelligence chief and most influential within the final 5 years of the present administration.
Hundreds of nationwide armed forces have been deployed in the town to forestall such assaults from occurring throughout that election.
The nation within the Horn of Africa with about 16 million inhabitants has been shaken by al-Shabab assaults for a number of years. Al-Shabab controls massive components of the southern and central areas. It repeatedly performs assaults on safety forces and civilians.
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