A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden automobile on the gates of a neighborhood authorities headquarters in Somalia whereas one other bomber focused a market, killing at the very least 9 individuals, police mentioned Sunday.
Abdisalam Yusuf stated one bomber rammed the automobile right into a checkpoint in Galkayo city Sunday morning after reaching the principle gate of Puntland’s native authorities. Puntland, a semi-autonomous state in northern Somalia, controls the northern a part of the city, whereas the southern half is managed by rival regional state Galmudug.
Yusuf mentioned gunfire might be heard, however it was unclear whether or not gunmen had been concerned within the assault.
The concentrating on of the crowded market raised the chance that the dying toll might climb.
“Loss of life toll has now risen to 9; greater than 15 others had been additionally injured,” mentioned Col. Muse Hassan, a police officer, by phone from the city.
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group claimed accountability for the assault. The city, in contrast to different components of the nation the place al-Shabab continues a lethal marketing campaign, hardly ever sees such assaults.
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