13 Killed In Suicide Bombing In Central Somalia

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Mogadishu: As many as 13 people were killed in the central Somali town of Beledweyne on Saturday, state television said.

According to reports, a suicide bomber blew themselves up in a restaurant that witnesses said was packed with local officials and politicians.

The al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a report by SITE intelligence, which monitors militants groups online.

Police and government officials confirmed the restaurant attack was the result of a suicide bomb but did not give the number of casualties.

The recent attacks by al Shabaab could present more problems for the election, which has been delayed by a year.

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