Dead and wounded in a restaurant explosion in the Somali city of Bosaso

Bosasso (agencies) 02/10/2022 06:30

4 dead, 7 injured in an explosion in the Somali city of Bosaso

At least four people were killed and seven others injured in an explosion at a restaurant in the northeastern commercial city of Bosaso Somalia Wednesday afternoon.

A police officer told state-run Radio Mogadishu that the suicide bomber was struck in front of a restaurant in the Bosaso shopping center.

The motive behind the recent attack in Puntland state has not been determined.

Local residents said that the security forces launched a massive hunt for the perpetrators of the latest explosion in the town of Bossaso, which was hit by a series of suicide bombings and landmines, including assassinations in the recent past.

No announced group It claimed responsibility for the blast, but Al-Shabab, which is allied with Al-Qaeda and ISIS, has carried out such attacks in the past in Bossaso and elsewhere in Puntland state.

The so-called ISIS wing in Somalia has its main base in the Puntland region and has occasionally clashed with Puntland forces and Al-Shabab.

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