On 12th April, a bomb exploded in a football stadium,which was fully packed up, in the southern region of Somalia. The blast killed 5 people and had wounded several other spectators.
The al-Shabab terror group based in Somalia has connections with terror group al-Qaida. Al-Shabab was held responsible for the explosion in the town of Barawe. The spectators said the bomb was buried in the sand inside the stadium which exploded when a local match was being played.
Eight people got seriously wounded in the blast and are now under treatment at a local hospital. Al-Shabab had a strong hold on Barawe previously before the African Union forces and Somali had taken over the town and drove the terrorists out from the town. When the town of Barawewas under the control of al-Shabaab, they banned all the sports activities. The al-Shababgroup still has a huge hold over the region of Lower Shabelle and still conducts terrorist attacks in the region.
The terror group often targets areas with a high-profile in Somalia. A truck bombing in the capital city of Mogadishu had killed 512 people.
The Horn of Africa country keeps on attempting to counter al-Shabab, which has been known as the deadliest Islamic radical gathering in sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, Concerns have been rather high due to plans to hand the nation’s security over to Somalia’s military as a 21,000-in number African Union power starts a withdrawal that is required to be finished in 2020.
The U.S. military has increased its efforts against al-Shabab over the previous year with several strikes. They have said Somali powers are not prepared yet to deal with these things.