At least 16 people were killed and 20 others injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up up at restaurant in Beledwayne, the regional capital of province of Hiiraan, police told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) on Saturday.
The suicide bomber entered the restaurant normally frequented by residents and government soldiersat lunch.
“We picked up bodies of 12 dead people, including the suicide bomber herself”, senior said regional police officer Hassan Dhi’isow. he confirmed that the attack was transported out by a female suicide bomber.
At least 20 others were injured in Saturday’s attack, claimed by the terrorist al-Shabab group on his radio station Andalus.
the group said he was targeting government civil servants and soldiers.
The political situation in the city is tense than the process of choose legislators for the national parliament is about to start in the next A few days.
Among the politicians running for the seats of region is National Security Advisor Fahad Yasiin, a former intelligence chief and most influential figure in the last five years of the current administration
Hundreds of national the armed forces were deployed in the city to prevent such attacks from occurring during these elections.
The country in the Horn of Africa with about 16 millions population was rocked by al-Shabab bombings for years. Al Shabab controls large rooms of the southern and central regions. He repeatedly wears out attacks on security forces and civilians.