Deadly Bombings Rock Mogadishu, Claiming Lives of 10 Residents

The explosions at Mogadishu’s open-air market killed 10 people and injured many others, according to local residents. The blasts occurred in four different places in the market. While it is unclear who is responsible, the Islamist group al Shabaab is known for carrying out bombings in Somalia. The government has not made any comments on the incident. The Bakara market is the largest in Mogadishu, where residents buy various goods daily. The explosions destroyed many shops, with over 20 injured individuals being brought to Erdogan Hospital. Al Shabaab has been in conflict with Somalia’s government and an African Union peacekeeping force for years, seeking to establish a new government based on its interpretation of sharia law.