Seven killed in bomb attacks in Somalia

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Seven people have been killed in two separate bomb attacks in the southern and central parts of Somalia.

The incidents occurred when three militants blew themselves up in a car at a military checkpoint in Galmudug state, killing three soldiers.

Two other bombs were detonated outside the home of a military official in Wanlaweyn, killing four people.

The Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab has since claimed responsibility for one of the attacks.

Reports indicate that militants set off a bomb when soldiers shot at the vehicle after its occupants ignored orders to stop at a military checkpoint in Bacadweyn town in central Somalia’s Galmudug state, Maj Abdullahi Ahmed, a military officer in the nearby town of Galkayo told Reuters news agency.

Whilst in Wanlaweyn town, north-west of the capital Mogadishu, two bombs were planted in front of the house of a military official.

“First we heard a blast at the house. The military officer was absent by then. Guards and residents came to find out what caused the blast and then a second blast went off,” Mohamed Nur, a police officer in Wanlaweyn, told Reuters.

 

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