Mogadishu (April 13, 2018): A bomb blast in a football match in southern Somalia killed at least five spectators, police and a lawmaker said on Friday.
The blast went off in the port town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region, when residents were watching a football match on Thursday afternoon, police said, adding that al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab could be behind the attack.
Police said it appeared to have been detonated by remote control.
Police officer Mohamed Aden said al Shabaab group was suspected of being behind the attack and put the number of dead at four and wounded at 12.
Al Shabaab are fighting to topple Somalia’s Western-backed central government and establish their own rule.