At least five dead in blast during Somalia Eid festivities: Police

A file photo of security personel secure the scene of a car-bomb attack on February 4, 2019 in Somalia capital Mogadishu's Hamarwayne District. File photo: (AFP)

At least five people were killed and more than 20 injured Sunday in Somalia in a blast during festivities to mark the Eid al-Fitr festival.

“The initial information we have received indicates the dead bodies of five people were collected from the scene of the blast and more than twenty others have been wounded” police officer Mohamed Muktar told AFP by phone from Baidoa, about 250 kilometers (150 miles) west of the capital Mogadishu.

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The Muslim world is celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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Last Update: Sunday, 24 May 2020 KSA 19:05 - GMT 16:05
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