On 10 April 2021, a suicide bombing occurred outside a café in Baidoa, the capital of the southwestern Bay region. Local reports stated that a man wearing an explosives-laden vest detonated his explosives at the site after a security guard prevented him from approaching the regional governor. At least five people, including the suicide bomber, were killed in the blast and six others were wounded. The regional governor escaped unhurt. The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Separately, an explosion occurred in the Huriwa district of the capital city Mogadishu. At least one soldier was killed and one civilian was injured. While no group has thus far claimed responsibility for the blast, al-Shabab militants frequently carry out such attacks in Mogadishu.