Bomb Blast Reported in Beledweyne, Hiiraan, Somalia (June 28, 2012)

Shabelle News is reporting (in Somali) that on June 28, 2012 a powerful blast from a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) was set off in Beledweyne, Hiiraan region of Somalia . The IED most likely was targeting Somali and Ethiopian troops in the area.

Chairman of the security committee in Hiiraan, Ahmad Abdalla Injir, stated that their were no casualties from Ethiopian and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) troops, but the number of civilian casualties remains unclear.

Al-Shabaab has been responsible for several attacks in Beledweyne after it withdrew from the town in December 2011.

Categories: al-Shabaab, Hiiraan

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