East Africa's Shebab 'can survive for 30 years'

Soldiers and residents stand near wreckage of car and buildings after a bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on February 27, 2016On a Sunday afternoon in late February a car exploded outside a crowded restaurant in Baidoa, Somalia, and moments later a suicide bomber blew himself up among fleeing survivors. At least 30 people died in the attack, the latest by the Shebab, a Somali-led Al-Qaeda group in East Africa that continues to defy repeated predictions of its demise. One was a 200 kilogramme (440 pound) homemade bomb, only the second time Shebab has used such a large device.

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