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Update: Beledweyne suicide bombers kill 48 people, 108 others injured

At least 48 people were killed and 108 others injured in two separate suicide bombings in Beledweyne, the capital of the Hiiraan region on Wednesday, according to Hirshabelle regional state president Ali Hussein Guudlaawe,

At a press conference, the president urged people to be careful on election days since terrorist groups may target huge crowds, and urged security agencies to beef up security and remain attentive.

Amina Mohamed, an outspoken MP, and Hassan Ali Abdi Dhuhul, a former MP, were among those killed in the first attack which has taken place inside the Lamagalay military camp.

Al Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

President Mohamed Farmaajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Roble have separately condemned the attack and sent their condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased.

Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has ordered a thorough investigation into the killing of lawmakers.

Prime Minister Mohamed Roble together with opposition leaders have on Thursday attended the funeral prayer for the deceased MP Amina Mohamed and Hassan Ali Abdi Dhuhul in Mogadishu.


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