By Simon Abaho
Somalia Premier League club side, Jubaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry FC (JCCI FC), have lost some of their players and a bus driver to a bomb attack in Kismayo City.
The dastardly act was as a result of an explosive planted on the team bus on their way to Jubaland for preseason.
According to the team media, “a bus carrying players from the football club ‘JCCI’ was bombed in Kismayo and the car was carrying about 20 people from the club’s staff.”
“We have confirmed five deaths and more than 12 injuries and we still have some players missing,” Captain Ahmed Farah told Reuters by telephone.
No party is yet to claim responsibility for the attack on the newly-promoted side in the Somalia Premier League.
Al-shabab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda- a terrorist group had previously threatened to disrupt Somalia’s elections.
Since 2007, the jihad group has been trying to dislodge the federal government and have targeted the government, security, and some civilians to pave way for Islamic Sharia Law.
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