At least 2 killed in twin blasts in Somalia

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-27 23:54:58|Editor: yan
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MOGADISHU, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and six others injured in two explosions in El-Wak town in southern Somalia on Thursday, witnesses said.

Residents living the area which is close to the border with Kenya said the blasts occurred at a restaurant situated near a police station in El-wak district of Gedo region of southern part of the Horn of Africa nation.

"There were two explosions which targeted both tea shops in Elwak town where some people were killed and others critically injured," a resident who did no want to be named told Xinhua by telephone.

The incident caused confusion and panic in the border town as emergency rescue teams rush the injured to hospitals.

Residents and local officials believe the explosions to be from improvised explosive devices which were planted inside the restaurant in El-Wak, close to the border with Kenya.

No group has yet claimed the attack but government officials blamed al-Qaida allied terrorist group al-Shabab, who often carries out such attacks as part of effortts to overthrow the Western-backed government.