Blast heard in Somalia's former rebel stronghold of Kismayu
Posted : Tuesday, 02 October 2012 06:59AM
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A loud blast was heard in the former al Shabaab stronghold of Kismayu in Somalia on Tuesday, residents said, and the al Qaeda-linked militants said they had detonated a bomb at a building housing Somali troops.
There was no immediate word on casualties.
"The bomb was planted inside a district administration office building," al Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab said, warning of more attacks.
(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by James Macharia)
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