Somali blasts kill 30

 At least 30 people were killed and 70 wounded, officials said.

The blasts in the Bakara market went off while people were sitting inside the Abdala Shideye mosque waiting for noon prayers. The bombings highlight the increasingly violent path Somali militants are taking following an influx of insurgents into the country from the Afghanistan conflict, fighters who are now training Somali militants.

Most of the victims were worshippers, said Ahmed Abdulle, a witness. “The first one occurred at the back of the mosque and the other one at the front. I saw the bodies of at least 11 people and 18 injured.”

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