Several killed in bomb attack on UN vehicle in Somalia

At least nine people have been killed in an attack on a UN vehicle in Somalia’s Puntland region. There is concern that this may be a sign that al-Shabab rebels are spreading to the north.

Kenyans and Somalis were killed in a bomb blast that destroyed a UN vehicle on its way to the UN compound in Garowe, the regional capital of Puntland, early Monday.

A police officer said the bomb had apparently been planted under a seat and was detonated by remote control. But witnesses suggested the explosion could also have been from a roadside bomb that was detonated as the minibus, which is used to transport staff from a guesthouse to the UN compound, was passing.

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“Investigations are still ongoing to establish how it happened, but I can confirm you that the UN compound was not affected,” police officer Abdullahi Mohamed told the DPA news agency.
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Source News: DW