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Somalia Blasts Kill 11

  • VOA News

At least 11 people have been killed and nearly 30 wounded in an attack at a restaurant in the southern Somali town of Baidoa.

VOA's Somali Service reports a suicide bomber blew himself up in the National Bar and Restaurant Friday evening, local time. A car bomb went off near the same establishment just 10 minutes later.

The governor of Somalia's Bay region, Abdi Aden Hosow, tells VOA that the 11 dead include two journalists and one local politician.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

However, suspicion will likely fall on militant group al-Shabab, which is responsible for numerous suicide bombings and other attacks in the past few years.