Africa
  World
  Islam
  Health
  Photos

World Islamic Prayer

Cimilada
VOA Somali
BBC Somali 14:00
BBC Somali 18:00
Deutsche Welle
BBC Radio
Voice of America
IRIN Radio
NPR Radio
Radio Netherland
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Somalia
Many wounded in Somalia cinema bombing

BAIDOA, Somalia June 22 (Garowe Online) - Ten people were wounded Sunday in southwestern Somalia when a bomb exploded inside a movie theater for the second time in two nights, Radio Garowe reported.

Somali police in the town of Baidoa, where the country's parliament sits, have not yet apprehended any suspects in connection with the bombing.

But Baidoa residents said extra police units were deployed across the town tonight, with security at checkpoints tightened.

This man was wounded at Mogadishu cinema bombing/GO
A cinemagoer who escaped unhurt told Radio Garowe that they were watching a European soccer match when the explosion tore through the cinema.

In an unrelated incident, one person was killed and four others wounded when a bomb exploded yesterday inside a cinema in Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombings, but Islamist-linked groups have spread out flyers warning cinemagoers about possible attacks.

In 2006, when the Islamic Courts ruled much of Somalia, Islamist gunmen forcefully shut down cinemas where Somalis watched World Cup soccer games and Indian films, under the pretext that such viewing is un-Islamic.

Source: Garowe Online

RELATED:
Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation
Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage
Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting


Advertisement
 

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation

MOGADISHU, Somalia July 23, 2014 (Garowe Online)

United States Condemns the Killing of Somali MP Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu

Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Somalia: Kenya warplanes target Al Shabaab hideouts again

Somalia: Federal Govt mediates between warring militias in Hiraan

Somalia: Puntland parliament passes controversial media bill

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

Somalia: Puntland Govt seeking to contain polio spread

Somalia's al Shabaab claim responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Somalia: Federal Govt forms technical committee for south-west state

Somalia: Jubaland forces clash with Al Shabaab militants

Somalia: Allied forces, Al Shabaab clash in deadly battle near Qoryoley

Somalia: Puntland leader, UN delegation discuss plight at Danish-funded Prison facility

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us