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4 football players killed in IED blast in Kismayo

4 football players killed in IED blast in Kismayo

At least four football players  have been killed and six others wounded in IED explosion in the coastal city of Kismayo.

The players who traveling in mini bus were headed to a stadium in Kismayo where Jubaland Vice President Mohamud Sayid Aden was to officially open a football competition.

Incumbent Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo extended his condolences to families and jubbaland state for the death of the football players and blamed the attack on Al-Shabaab militants.

“President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo condoles over the deaths of the young players killed in terrorist attack,” Villa Somalia said in a statement.

The attack come a day after The four senators were elected to represent Jubaland state in  Somalia’s Upper House of Parliament in 2021.

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