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Death toll in Somalia’s suicide bombing rises to 30

The al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab movement has claimed responsibility.

People and soldiers search in the rubble of a destroyed building on 28 February, 2016 in Baidoa after twin explosions in the Somali city killed at least 30 people. An initial car bomb struck a popular restaurant in a busy part of the regional capital on Sunday afternoon, with a suicide bomber nearby hitting people as they fled the area. The Al-Qaeda aligned Shebab jihadists claimed responsiblity for the attacks, saying local officials were targeted. Picture: AFP.
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PRETORIA - The death toll from yesterday’s twin bomb attacks at a popular restaurant in Somalia has risen to 30 with at least twice that amount seriously wounded.

Local authorities in the city of Baidoa say the victims are all civilians.

The explosions were detonated by a suicide bomber in busy restaurant in a crowded area of the city.

The car bomb and explosive belt worn by the assassin shredded roofs of nearby buildings and tore chunks out of vehicles.

Victims’ body parts were strewn across the area.

The al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab movement has claimed responsibility.

Last Friday, al-Shabaab gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital Mogadishu and bombed a nearby park killing at least 14 people and wounding 18.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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