Friday, June 29, 2012

Blast targets Somali troops in Bal’ad town

BAL’AD (Sh.M.Network)- An explosion is reportedly targeted a coffee bar located  inside the town of Bal’ad that is frequented by Somali government soldiers, with some reports it caused casualties.

Mohammed Jinow, the governor of Middle Shabelle state for Somali government, confirmed to Shabelle Media the explosion, saying the attack was not caused any loss of life and wounds on the troops and civilians who were nearby at the Bomb site.

Eyewitnesses told Shabelle Media on condition of anonymity that the blast was a huge and could be heard across the district, killed several people at the café.

It could not be immediately verified the exact injured or killed persons in the attack. The governor called for locals to work with security forces to maintain peace and stability.

No group has said yet it carried out the attack in Bal’ad, an agricultural town sits 37 kilometers (22 miles) northeast of Mogadishu. The town fell to Somali and AMISOM forces June 26, 2012 after Al-Shabab fighters abandoned.

from Shabelle
June 29th, 2012
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