Bomb Blast At Somalia Stadium Kills 5 Football Fans

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Somalia: Bomb blast at packed Somalia stadium kills 5 football fans as al-Shabab claims responsibility. The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Somalia-based, al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion in the port town of Barawe. Witnesses said the bomb had been buried in the sandy stadium and went off during the local-level match.

Most of the eight people wounded were in serious condition and were being treated at a local hospital, police Col. Abdirizak Ahmed told The Associated Press.

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