Mogadishu (AFP) – 02/20/2022. 00:19
14 killed in suicide bombing in central Somalia
At least 14 people, including local political officials, were killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a restaurant in the central Somali city of Beledweyne, which was claimed by the Somali Al-Shabab group. Mogadishu.
Local police official Mahmoud Hassan said that a number of those wounded in the explosion died in hospital of their wounds, noting that local officials were among the dead. “This is the worst attack I have seen in this city,” he said.
In a statement claiming the attack, Al-Shabab announced that “a martyr of the youth entered the site, and according to eyewitnesses, the huge explosion destroyed an outside area of the restaurant where people were sitting under trees to have lunch and rest.”
and saw Somaliaand in particular Mogadishu, a series of attacks in the past weeks at a time when the country is preparing to organize elections that have been postponed repeatedly.
The country is supposed to complete the legislative elections, which were delayed by more than a year, no later than February 25, according to a timetable.