A bomb ripped through the wall of a house in downtown Al Maquardy killing a thirty-one year old mother and three children 8, 5 and 3 years old. No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast but the most likely subject is thought to be forces opposing the government. It is unlikely the government would have targeted civilians. Fortunately the two shops on either side of the house were spared and without damage can continue to trade uninterrupted. A government spokesman said that although the loss of life was unfortunate, it is crucial to the country’s economics that trade carries on as normal.
In response to Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers . Thank you to her for hosting and to Sandra Crook for the photo prompt for this weeks story.