Suicide bombing kills at least 20 in Somalia

At least 20 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in central Somalia.

The car bomb explosions shook a local government building and a nearby market in Galkayo according to Voice of America.

Puntland officials have confirmed that the terrorist attacks killed more than 20 people.


Hassan Mohamed Khalif, Puntland’s Mudug regional Governor, said the town has come under attack by “barbaric and ruthless terrorists.”

Al-Shabab militants, a terrorist group in Somalia, have claimed the responsibility.

The attacks are believed to be a response for military operations conducted by US-trained Somali Special forces, in which militants were arrested from houses they were hiding in the town and its surroundings.