Twin suicide attacks kill at least eight in Somali town: police

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 28, 2016 11:27 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb at a junction in the Somali town of Baidoa northwest of the capital and a suicide bomber at a nearby restaurant killed at least eight people on Sunday, a police officer said.

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group claimed responsibility.

"The restaurant and the junction were very busy and the death toll may rise," Police Major Bilow Nurr told Reuters, adding that 10 others were wounded in the attack on Baidoa, which lies about 245 km northwest of Mogadishu.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Gareth Jones)