At least twelve children have been killed and fifteen others wounded after a bomb they found in the war-ravaged Somali capital of Mogadishu exploded, Press TV reports.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The children found the bomb at Suuq Baad market in Mogadishu's northern district of Yaqshid as they were searching for scrap metal in the area on Friday, according to the report.
Seven children died on the spot, while five others succumbed to their injuries in a local medical center.
The remaining 15 injured children are said to be in critical condition in a hospital.
Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.
The Somali government has struggled for years to restore security but efforts have not yet yielded results in the nation.