Somalia: At least 1 person is confirmed dead and 4 others wounded in a blast

A bomb blast has left one person dead and four seriously wounded at a tearoom at Halgan location in Hiiran region in central Somalia on Monday.

Reports that Dalsan radio is receving from the ground say that by the time of the explosion there were Somali government soldiers and AU troops chatting and having hot cups of tea and coffee, the local inhabitants verified.

The AU troops and the Somali government soldiers have some few months ago taken control of Haalgan from their opponent Alshabab.

The explosion is said to a hand grenade which was tossed by a passerby, who escaped the scene after the incident.

Dalsan radio

Mohamed Omar Hussein