Al Shabab terrorists kill five in Somalia attack
At least five people including civilians were killed and more than six others wounded when terrorists attacked a busy restaurant in southern Somalia on Sunday.
Local security officials say a bomb blast took place in the vicinity of Awdhegle, 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the city of Baidoa, the provincial capital of the Bay region, in the South West state.
"The attack was a remotely controlled bomb which was camouflaged and smuggled into the restaurant and killed at least five people, including one soldier," Omar Mahamed, a police officer in Baidoa, told reporters.
Eyewitness say that they had seen several wounded civilians, including a woman who was in the vicinity for shopping.
Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group based in the Horn of Africa country, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had targeted soldiers of the South West state and killed at least two.
In October 2017, at least 300 people were killed in a truck bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu blamed on al-Shabaab – the deadliest terror attack in Somalia’s history.
Al-Shabab terrorists have fought successive Somali governments as well as neighboring governments in Uganda and Kenya, all of which have dispatched troops to Somalia to fight the Takfiri group as part of the African Union forces.
Al Shabab continues its deadly attacks in Somalia continue despite the presence of US Special Forces in the country to ostensibly combat this terrorist group.
Somalia, which has been ravaged by decades of war and poverty, has faced instability and violence since 1991, when its military government was overthrown.