Somalia: Bomb blast kills seven people in El-Baraf
Jowhar, Middle Shabelle region, Somalia (Bloomberg + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least seven people were killed and eight others injured after a bomb ripped through a restaurant in the Middle Shabelle region town of El-Baraf in Somalia, an army official and relatives said.
El-Baraf locality was recently liberated by AMISOM-led forces from Al-Shabaab fighters who controlled the town for eight years. According to Ahmed Tohow, an army officer at El-Baraf, most of the dead were civilians.
The officer said the blast was caused by a landmine planted inside the restaurant and that seven were killed.
Arale Ali, a relative of one of the wounded, said by phone that he saw eight wounded people lying in a pool of blood.