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Al-Shabaab militants kill no less than 20 vacationers in Somalia

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali state media and residents say the extremist group al-Shabaab killed no less than 20 folks and burned seven automobiles carrying meals within the Hiran area early Saturday.

Residents mentioned the assault was carried out in retaliation for an area mobilization in opposition to the al-Qaeda-linked group.

“The victims had been drivers and passengers who had been taking meals provides from Beltway to Mahas and a complete of seven vans carrying meals and automobiles utilized by the passengers had been set on hearth,” resident Hassan Abdullah instructed The Related Press by telephone.

The assault got here a day after authorities forces destroyed landmines that al-Shabaab had planted on the busy highway connecting Beletwein and Mataban, supposed to focus on commuters.

Al-Shabaab confirmed the assault and claimed to have killed 20 domestically mobilized militia members.

The Somali authorities has condemned the “barbaric” assault and reiterated its assist for native mobilization in opposition to the extremist group, which holds important components of central and southern Somalia.

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