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Blast in Kismayo wounds four civilians

Hiiraan Online
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin
Sunday, February 23, 2014

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At least four people were wounded in a landmine explosion which rocked the key port city of Kismayo, about 500 kilometres south of the capital Mogadishu, hospital sources confirmed to HOL on Saturday.

According to sources, the wounded were all civilians who were passing through the area when the landmine went off near Haji Jama mosque in the city’s faanoole neighbourhood on Saturday.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for Saturday’s landmine blast in Kismayo. Since the Regional Intelligence Chief, Isse Kambooni, was gunned down five days ago, there has been an overall deterioration of security in Kismayo.

Kismayo is home to the Interim Jubba administration lead by Ahmed Mohamed Islam, a former Islamist rebel leader, but allied with Somali government after he was released from Ethiopian government jail by former President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed under negotiations between the two neighbouring states.

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