Bomb kills four footballers in southern Somalia

Written by on July 31, 2021

At least four football players have been killed after a bomb hit their team bus in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, state-owned TV reports.

It added that 10 others were injured in the attack.

The report says the bus carrying the players was completely destroyed.

The team was heading to a stadium in Kismayo to play a match.

Radio Mogadishu said government officials were expected at the stadium where a local league competition was scheduled to launch today.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing, but the government blamed it on al-Shabab.

-BBC


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