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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

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