Somalia: Multiple Suicide Blasts Reported in Somalia

Residents view the damage after a car bombing at a hotel in Mogadishu in February 2016. Al Shabab has stepped up attacks in recent months and recaptured cities in southern Somalia. FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS

An officials says at least seven suicide blasts happened at an Al shabaab base near the strategic town of Baidoa in Somalia’s southern Bay region on Sunday morning, killing six Al shabaab members.

Burhakabo district commissioner Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, told Radio Shabelle that south west state of Somalia forces backed by AMISOM foiled an imminent bomb attack by Al shabaab members at Raydable village.

He said the allied troops laid a siege on a house, and killed at least six Al shabaab fighters who were planning an attack in Baidoa city following a tip-off from local residents.

Burhakabo DC also said the south west state forces have managed to capture three Al shabaab militants alive before they commit the suicide during the raid on the house.

Raydable, is a key village located between Baidoa and Burhakabo towns in Bay region. The area has been under Al shabab control for years before the coalition forces retook on Sunday.

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