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.


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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.