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Eight civilians die in the explosion of an anti-personnel mine in central Somalia

July 10 (EUROPA PRESS) –

At least eight civilians died on Sunday due to the explosion of an antipersonnel mine as their vehicle passed by in the Somali town of Bulo Burde, located in the Hiiraan region (center), as confirmed by the authorities.

Bulo Burde district commissioner Saadam Abdi Idow has detailed that the fatalities were members of two families traveling in a vehicle that was hit by a mine as they were returning home from a farm in the Jibou area.

At the moment there is no claim of responsibility for the attack and it is unknown who planted the explosive, although the authorities attribute this type of event to the Al Shabaab group, linked to the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, as reported by the news portal Somali Guardian.

Somalia has increased offensives against Al Shabaab in recent months with the support of clans and local militias as part of a series of decisions taken by the president, Hasan Sheikh Mohamud, who promised upon taking office to put the fight against terrorism at the center of his efforts to stabilize the African country.

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