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Somalia twin bombings: Death toll rises to 48

Somalia twin bombings: Death toll rises to 48

THE death toll from two bombings that killed a parliamentary election candidate in central Somalia has risen to 48, a regional leader said. Amina Mohamed, a vocal critic of the government, was killed on Wednesday by a suicide bomber in the city of Beledweyne, around 300 km (185 miles) north of Mogadishu, on the eve of her expected re-election, witnesses and relatives said. "The two blasts killed 48 people including traders, clerics, officials and civilians and injured 108 others," Ali Gudlawe Hussein, president of Hirshabelle state, said in a statement broadcast on Facebook. "The first suicide bomber targeted lawmaker Amina…
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Seven killed in suicide bomb attack in northern Cameroon village

Seven killed in suicide bomb attack in northern Cameroon village

AT least seven people were killed and 14 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in a village hosting internally displaced people in Cameroon's Far North region, the second of such attack in a month, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday. The attack on Tuesday took place in Goldavi, close to the border with Nigeria, where some 18,000 people fleeing the violent insurgency, had sought refuge. "We are horrified by these senseless attacks on people who have been torn from their villages, fleeing violence perpetrated by armed gangs which rage in the region, only to be stripped of…
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At least 13 dead as suicide bomber, gunmen attack town in Cameroon – UN

At least 13 dead as suicide bomber, gunmen attack town in Cameroon – UN

AT least 13 people including children died when a suicide bomber blew herself in a crowd that was fleeing an armed attack in northern Cameroon yesterday, a U.N. security report said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, or for the attack on the town of Mozogo in the Far North Region, near the border with Nigeria. The assailants struck early in the morning, firing guns into the air, according to the note seen by Reuters. "Frightened, the population fled into the park. It was at this point that a woman carrying an explosive charge allegedly entered the fleeing…
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Suicide bomber kills six in Mogadishu ice-cream parlour

Suicide bomber kills six in Mogadishu ice-cream parlour

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing six people and wounding eight, an official said. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, but the Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in the capital and elsewhere. The group is allied with al Qaeda and wants to rule Somalia according to its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law. The Gelato Divino parlour is located near K4 Junction in the heart of Mogadishu, near the international airport. "A suicide bomber blew up himself in the ice-cream restaurant,"…
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