Published On: Mon, Nov 7th, 2016

BREAKING: Huge Explosion heard in Bakaro market

breaking newsA huge explosion was heard on Monday noon in Bakaro market, the biggest marketplace in Somali capital, Mogadishu, Eyewitnesses said.

The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the blast occurred after suspected Al shabaab assailants hurled a grenade bomb on Somali government soldiers in a pick-up.

In the aftermath of the attack, security forces cordoned off the scene near the bomb site, and kicked off a manhunt for the suspects, according the the eyewitnesses.

There was no immediate reports on the casualties as a result of the grenade attack in Bakaro market. Police in the area were unreachable for comments on the incident.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but because it has the hallmarks of al-Shabaab militants, local authorities have blamed the militants.

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