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14 dead in Somalia double suicide blasts

ANI  |  Mogadishu [Somalia] 

Powerful double suicide explosions rocked on Saturday, killing 14 people and injuring 20 others.

Two unidentified men wearing suicide west separately targeted and in Baidoa city in southwestern Bay region, Abdi Mohamed Ali, a told He added that the most of the casualties were civilians.

Bay's said that the injured were rushed to the for treatment.

The militant group, al-Shabaab, claimed responsibility for the attack, through Andalus Radio, its The group frequently carries out suicide attacks in and parts of

has been plagued with insecurity, violence and political chaos in the last three decades. Infighting between the forces of the Federal Government of Somalia, assisted by peacekeeping troops, and various militant Islamist groups and factions, have claimed thousands of lives.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 14 2018. 07:17 IST
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