Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bombs Kill 30 at Mogadishu Mosque

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Relatives and friends look at people killed in a landmine explosion at Abdala Shideye mosque in Mogadishu, 01 Apr 2010
Two bomb blasts ripped through a mosque in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least 30 people and wounding up to 70 others.
The explosions were at the Abdala Shideye mosque in Mogadishu's main Bakara market, an area controlled by militant Islamist groups al-Shabab and Hizbul Islam.
The mosque is often used by al-Shabab leaders to deliver speeches. Witnesses said one of the group's high-ranking officials, Fuad Mohamed Qalaf, was inside the mosque at the time of the bombings.
Qalaf, who is the target of international sanctions, was reported to have escaped with only minor injuries. Al-Shabab militants arrived after the explosions and blocked access to the area.
No one claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack. It was the second bomb attack on a mosque in Bakara this week.
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