Multiple bombings in Somali capital market kill 10, injure 20

On Tuesday, multiple explosions in a congested market in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, claimed the lives of at least ten individuals.

The incident occurred in the city’s Bakara market.

Three nurses at Erdogan Hospital in Mogadishu confirmed to Reuters that the facility had received over twenty injured individuals.

Mohamed Ali, a market vendor who claimed to have assisted in the evacuation of injured and deceased individuals from some of the stores, told Al Jazeera: “We were astounded when we heard four enormous explosions arise within four renowned electronic stores. No one has been seen sobbing inside of a store.”

According to Somali police, investigations are currently underway.

Although the motive for the explosions was not immediately known, al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate that frequently bombs densely populated regions of the country, maintains a consistent record of such activities.

Destroying an African Union (AU)-mandated peacekeeping force and the federal government of Somalia, Al-Shabab has fought for years to establish a new government in accordance with its interpretation of Islamic law.

Bakara, the largest market in Mogadishu, is bustling with vendors and serves as a daily destination for the majority of the city’s inhabitants to purchase groceries, apparel, medical supplies, electronic devices, and various other items.

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