At least 6 dead, a dozen injured in Somalia bus explosion

The state news agency reported that a blast aimed at a passenger bus in a region beyond Somalia’s capital resulted in the loss of at least six lives on Wednesday.

Citing Mohamed Ibrahim, the governor of the Lower Shabelle region, the Somali News Agency conveyed that the assault occurred on a roadway connecting the Qoryoley and Marka districts.

Ibrahim stated that the explosion was a result of a terrorist attack, as reported by the news agency on the platform now known as X, formerly referred to as Twitter.

Ibrahim did not specify the suspected group behind the attack. In the past, the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for comparable incidents.

Since 2006, the group has been engaged in a conflict aimed at overthrowing Somalia’s central government and instituting its own governance centered on a stringent interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.

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