5 June 2009

Somalia: Explosion Kills Two in Beledweyn Town

Beledweyn — At least 2 people have been killed and 4 others have been injured in Beledweyn town after explosion targeted to the livestock market in the west of the town, official told Shabelle radio on Friday.

Conflicting reports say that the explosion was landmine targeted to the market while the other report is saying that it was hand grenade thrown in the market.

most of the people reached the casualty were civilians who were in the market.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the bomb attack and it is yet unclear the reason that it has been targeted to the livestock market Beledweyn town.

On the other hand, Sheik Abdi Osman known as (Qorey), an official for the security affairs of Hisbul Islam organization has held a press conference in Beledweyn town accused that the explosion was behind by the pro government ICU forces in the other side of the town in Hiran region.

He also said that the national security minister of Somali government colonel Omar Hashi Aden came Beledweyn town to organize tribal war between the people in the region.

There is no reaction about the accusations from the pro Islamic Courts Union forces in other side of Beledweyn town in Hiran region.

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