Somalia’s Al-shabab Claims Baidoa Attack Killing 30
Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it carried out Sunday’s attack in Somalia’s southern city of Baidoa that killed at least 30 people.
A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant as people were watching the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal.
In a second explosion, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy junction.
This is the fourth major al-Shabab attack in Somalia since the beginning of the year.
It came on the same day as countries which contribute to the African Union force in Somalia pledged “to reinforce military operations in Somalia, to effectively counter threats from al-Shabab”.