Twin Explosions in N. Somalia Kills 15

At least 15 people were killed in twin bomb explosions in Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, northern Somalia on Sunday, police and witnesses said.

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Remains of a car which was damaged by an explosion are seen in Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug. 18, 2016. At least one person was killed and four others injured in a car explosion in Mogadishu Thursday night, police have confirmed. (Xinhua/Faisal Isse)
Remains of a car which was damaged by an explosion are seen in Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug. 18, 2016. At least one person was killed and four others injured in a car explosion in Mogadishu Thursday night, police have confirmed. (Xinhua/Faisal Isse)

The police said the twin explosions targeted local government office in Galkayo town amid fierce gunfire.

The witnesses said suspected suicide bomber detonated the explosive device inside the local government office in Galkayo, killing 15 people and wounded unknown number.

Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for the latest attack, saying it killed “dozens” of Puntland soldiers.

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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