Somalia: Seven Killed in Market Blast in Bay Region

At least seven people were killed and 11 injured in southwestern Somalia on Friday in a bomb blast that targeted a crowded market, according to municipal officials.

The blast occurred in the town of Bardale, located some 60 kilometers west of Baidoa, the provincial capital of Bay region.

“The explosive device was planted somewhere in the market, and it exploded this morning as shoppers, mainly people from rural areas crowded at the market,” Mohamed Isaq Ara’ase, the town’s district commissioner, told VOA.

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Source: VOA