Somalia: Grenade explodes in Kismayo municipality facility

Somalia

KISMAYO, Somalia Nov 11, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Suspected Al Shabaab assailants threw hand grenade into the municipality facility of the southern port city of Kismayo on Tuesday morning, injuring five municipal workers, Garowe Online reports.

The hand grenade- throwers reportedly fled from site of the grenade explosion.

Jubaland security forces stationed in nearby police compound reached Kismayo municipality, pushing ahead with search operation right away.

The hand grenade explosion marks the third terror attack to be reported within 48 hours.

On Monday, two separate landmines hit troop-transport vehicles in Kismayo’s Fanoole and Guul Wade neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, Jubaland forces are advancing towards strategic Kudhaa Island on the Indian Ocean which fell to Al Shabaab on Sunday after heavy gun battle.

Militants without prior notice vacated Kudhaa on Monday afternoon according to residents.

GAROWE ONLINE

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