Al-Shabaab claims suicide bombing that kills 10 in Somalia

A suicide bomber belonging to the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab killed at least 10 people on Thursday in central Somalia, officials and witnesses said.

The attack targeted a convoy carrying a senior regional official in the town of Galkayo, 750 kilometres north of the capital, Mogadishu.

The official and several of his bodyguards were killed, said a senior police officer who asked to remain anonymous.

"There is blood everywhere," witness Jama Yusuf said, adding that he saw several bodies.

The attack occurred close to a hotel, some of whose occupants may have been injured, witnesses said.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on its Radio Andalus.

Last update: Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:35

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