Somali Grenade Attack Kills Two, Injures Eight in Beledweyne

At least two people were killed and eight others injured in a hand grenade attack at a mosque in the central Somali town of Beledweyne, police said.

The attack occurred during evening prayers when assailants lobbed a hand grenade at worshipers, police officer Hussein Nur said by phone late Thursday. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

It was the second major attack reported in Somalia on Thursday. Another six people were killed in a car-bombing claimed by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Galkayo city in the nation’s semi-autonomous Puntland region.

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