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Bomb blast in Somalia claims five; many injured

bomb has been claimed by Somalia-based and al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group

Yet another bomb went off in a packed football stadium in southern Somalia.

It killed at least five spectators while several others are said to have sustained severe wounds.
Police has also confirmed the fatalities and those injured.

The bomb has been claimed by Somalia-based and al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group.

The outfit claimed responsibility for the explosion in the port town of Barawe.

Police suspects that the bomb had been buried in the sandy stadium and went off during the local-level match.
Barawe once was a key al-Shabab stronghold before Somali and African Union forces seized the town and drove out the extremists.

The extremists at the time had banned sports activities in areas under their control.

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