Suicide bomber kills 13 at restaurant in central Somalia
October 19, 2013 - 1:14:25 pm
MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber killed at least 13 people outside a restaurant popular with Ethiopian and Somali troops in the town of Baladweyne in central Somalia on Saturday, a local politician said.
More than 10 people were also wounded in the blast near a military base, Dahir Amin Jesow told Reuters over the phone from Baladweyne.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Ethiopian troops have been fighting Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia for much of the past decade.
Ethiopia waged an ill-fated war in Somalia in 2006-2009 and sent troops across the border again in 2011 to combat al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab militants, who were also battling Kenyan troops and an African Union military mission. (Reuters)