There were also 53 injured on Friday in Qoryoley district in southern Lower Shabelle province. The children found an intact explosive device on a soccer field and played with it. This had exploded.
According to the governor, it is suspected that recent rains exposed the explosive device, which is believed to have been left behind by terrorists from the Islamist terrorist militia Al-Shabaab. The group controls large parts of southern Somalia and repeatedly carries out attacks on civilians, soldiers and politicians.