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Al-Shabab Mortar Attacks Kill 2 Children in Somalia's Baidoa

Two children were killed following a heavy bombardment by al-Shabab militants on the southwestern Somali town of Baidoa, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Ambulance worker Yahya Isak Hassan was among the first to arrive in the Hawlwadag neighborhood where most mortars landed. He told VOA that 11 rounds of mortars indiscriminately hit several areas, killing the two children, both of them girls ages four and five. Hassan said one of the girls died instantly when the mortar hit...

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