Somalia: 7 people injured in roadside bomb targeting official

Published: April 7, 2015

Somalia: 7 people injured in roadside bomb targeting officialAt least seven people were injured after a bomb exploded in Galkayo town, north central Somalia on Tuesday, witnesses said.
The remote-controlled bomb, was detonated as Deputy Governor of Mudug Province Ahmed Musa Nur passed by on vehicle who escaped with slight injuries, local residents told Horseed Media.
‘’ After the first bomb went off, the residents living close to the area went to the scene and a second bomb was detonated… some of them are having severe injuries,’’ said one of the witnesses, who refused to be named for security reasons.
The authorities have not made any arrests or blamed any group for the attack, while security operations have been launched.
Galkayo has experienced for the past few years numerous explosions and assassinations, which some of them are thought to be carried out by the Radical Islamist group al-Shabaab.
The town is divided into two parts, the Northern and Southern axis. The largest part is administered by the Puntland authority and Southern is governed by Gal-mudug Administration.
Al-Shabaab insurgents have already stepped up suicide attacks on government targets in the capital, Mogadishu after losing its territories last year.
Puntland local authorities have several times accused Gal-mudug for giving safe havens to assailants who carry out assassinations in the Northern axis, but Gal-mudug has denied.
Horseed Media

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