Suicide bomber kills at least 9 in central Somalia

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

March 31, 2016 06:26 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 03:07 am IST - MOGADISHU:

A Somali police official says a suicide bombing in central Somalia has killed at least nine people and wounded 10 others.

Ali Aden said a suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of people near a hotel in Galkayo town on Thursday.

Al-Shabab owns it up

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted officials from Puntland, a semiautonomous state in north-eastern Somalia.

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