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Explosion in Hiiraan region kills six Al-Shabaab members during bomb assembly

Wednesday February 7, 2024

FILE - Somali government forces during an operation in the Hiiraan region in January 2023.

Beledweyne (HOL) - Six suspected Al-Shabaab members were killed on Tuesday afternoon during an explosion in the Hiiraan region's Beera Yabal area. The individuals were reportedly assembling a bomb in a house when the device prematurely detonated, also injuring four others.

The blast pierced the relative calm in the Buulaburte district, which had been liberated from Al-Shabaab last year. The explosion's impact was so extensive that it was audible from a couple of km away.

Local authorities confirmed that the victims in the blast were Al-Shabaab fighters.



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