Somalia: Mayor injured after grenade attack at his office

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The mayor of Somalia’s Southern port town of Barawe was injured after unidentified man lobbed a grenade at his office on Saturday, an official said.

Hussein Barre Jeh, the mayor of Barawe district, sustained a slight injury in the attack, which has not been claimed by any group.

‘’We managed to arrest the person who threw the grenade immediately. The mayor is fine and luckily sustained small injury,’’ said Bashir Ahmed Yusuf,

Police are investigating the man thought to be behind the attack who has yet been identified.

The coastal town of Baraawe, which is some 180 kilometres (110 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu, has been under the control of the Somali government since October 2014 when al-Shabaab militants withdrew. It was a vital lifeline for the insurgents since losing the control of Mogadishu in 2011 and Kismayo in 2012.

HM

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