Baidoa


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Baidoa

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Baidabo

(bīdä`bo͞o), town (1980 pop. 10,000), capital of Bay region, S central Somalia. Located about 135 mi (220 km) WNW of Mogadishu on the Huddur plateau, Baidoa is a road junction and agricultural trade center. In a compromise move, the town became the seat of the interim government of Somalia in 2006 after the interim president refused to agree to take office in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital. The subsequent rise of an Islamist government in Mogadishu, which then secured control of much of S Somalia, left the weak interim government isolated in Baidoa, dependent on Ethiopian support to survive. Following the retaking of the capital by government and Ethiopian forces in Jan., 2007, the parliament remained in Baidoa; the government moved to the capital a year later. The government subsequently (2009) lost control of Baidoa to hard-line Islamists.
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This month, the Somali National Army celebrated the graduation of a further 98 soldiers from British military training in Baidoa, the capital of Southwest State in Somalia.
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The Internal Security Ministry said that Robow was arrested on suspicion that he had brought fighters and weapons back to the southern city of Baidoa, the capital of South West region where he is running for president.
But the Baidoa regional election commission has now cleared him for running for the presidency of South-West state.
The Cabinet also condemned attacks targeting election rallies in the Afghan provinces of Takhar and Lashkargah, a school in the Kenyan city of Mandera, and a restaurant and hotel in the Somali town of Baidoa.
The Cabinet reviewed latest developments at regional and international arenas, reiterating the Kingdom's strong condemnation of the bombing and suicide attack targeting two election rallies in Takhar and Lashkargah Provinces, Afghanistan, the bombing of an explosive device in a school in Mandera, Kenya, and the two terrorist bombings in Baidoa, Somalia, expressing its condolences to the families of the victims, and the governments of Afghanistan, Kenya and Somalia, wishing the injured a speedy recovery, assuring the Kingdom's firm stand and rejection of all terrorist acts' forms and manifestations.
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Two unidentified men wearing suicide west separately targeted Bilan hotel and Badri restaurant in Baidoa city in southwestern Bay region, Abdi Mohamed Ali, a police captain told Anadolu News Agency.
Suicide bombers walked into the two locations in the southwestern city of Baidoa and detonated their vests within minutes of each other, according to witnesses.