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Islamist rebels claim responsibility for Somalia suicide bombing

Al-Shabab, Al-Qaeda's wing in Somalia, claim they were targeting Ethiopian and Djiboutian troops in this morning's attack on a restaurant that left 13 dead

Reuters , Saturday 19 Oct 2013
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The Somali Islamist militant group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Saturday that killed at least 13 people at a restaurant popular with Ethiopian and Somali troops in the town of Baladweyne in central Somalia.

"Our main target was Ethiopian and Djibouti troops who invaded our country. They were sitting there," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al-Shabab's military operation spokesman said.

He put the death toll from the attack at 25, including troops from Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia.

There was no independent word on whether any foreign soldiers were among the casualties in the bombing.

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