29 June 2009

Somalia: Big Explosion Occurs in Beledweyn Town

Beledweyn — Big explosion has occurred near Al-aqsa school in Beledweyn town in Hiran region injuring a civilian, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Monday.

Residents said that the blast was very big and happened near Al-aqsa school in Beledweyn town about 9:00 PM local time over night in the western side of the town in central Somalia adding that it injured young teenager who near where the blast occurred.

It is unclear what kind of the explosion was and there is no group claimed the responsibility of the blast.

"The blast occurred on a street that connects different neighborhoods in Beledweyn town. It has wounded a young man who was traveling on the street in Beledweyn town," a resident said.

The people in the town expressed concern about the big blast that convulsed the parts of the town overnight and it was the first such explosion happen in that neighborhood in Beledweyn town in central Somalia.

This article was originally published on http://www.mareeg.com.

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