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Friday, December 5, 2014

Somalia - Suspected al-Shabaab twin bombings kill 11 in popular restaurant in Baidoa

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 5  -- A twin bombing in southern Somalia on Friday killed at least 11 people and injured dozens more.

The assault in Baidoa began Friday evening when a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the popular National Bar and Restaurant, a locale frequented by locals and journalists. BBC Somalia reported the dead included two journalists with London-based Somali TV organizations.

Approximately 10 minutes after the attack, a car bomb exploded nearby.

Abdi Aden Hosow, a governor of Somalia's Bay region told Voice of America a local politician was killed.

The number and location of the casualties is unclear as the investigation continues.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the suspected al-Shabaab bombings.

The U.N. Security Council reaffirmed Wednesday, after a deadly al-Shabaab attack targeting a U.N. convoy in Mogadishu, "that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever and by whomsoever committed."
Source : UPI