Coordinated strikes to get back at both the Somali and Kenyan governments for combatting al-Shabab terrorism.

Via EastAfrican:

A heavy blast in Somali’s capital Mogadishu’s Bakara market has left dozens injured.

The explosion occurred at the forex exchange section of the busy market at around 11am, the same time gunmen invaded the Westgate Mall in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

Somali police arrived at the scene and secured the area.

Unknown gunmen have launched planned attacks inside the busy market several times.

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for these attacks as well.