20 February 2013
Somalia: Bakara Market Grenade Attack Injures Six
A Somali security officer and five other people were injured in a grenade attack in Bakara Market on Tuesday (February 19th).
Hawl Wadag District Commissioner Mohamed Abukar Ali told Sabahi that a suspected al-Shabaab member was arrested and is under investigation in connection to the attack.
Bakara is one of the largest markets in Somalia, from which al-Shabaab used to launch their attacks on government buildings before Somali and African Union troops forced them out of the capital in August 2011.
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