SOMALIA: Bomb explosion wounds 8 in Beledweyn town
Beledweyn (RBC) At least eight civilians were wounded after unknown assailants hurled a hand grenade at small coffee shop in Beledweyn town, Somalia’s central region of Hiiran on Sunday ,RBC Radio reports.
According to residents, the explosion hit at a coffee shop that locals always sit and drink causing the injuries of eight people including a young woman serving at the coffee shop.
Some sources claim that members of government forces were usually sat the scene.
Freelance journalist in the town has confirmed to Raxanreeb that two of the wounded people were in critical condition.
The explosion comes a day after second a Unit of African union peacekeeping
forces- from Djibouti have reached the town on Saturday through Feerfeer town on the Ethiopian-Somali border.
No group has claimed the responsibility of the attack but it appears to be a reference to the Islamist group Al-shabab.
There have been series of planned attacks and assassinations in Beledweyn in the past few months targeting the civilians and government servants linking to the rebels of Al-shabab.