Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Somalia: at least 25 people killed in twin blasts in Galkayo

MOGADISHU, Nov 27 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- At least 25 people were killed and several others injured after suspected al-Shabaab militants detonated a car bomb and later stormed the residence of a cleric in Galkayo in central Somalia, police and local residents said.

Police officer Mohamed Abdi in Galkayo told Xinhua that the car bomb rammed into the gate of the center and then gunmen stormed in.

“After the car exploded in front of the gate, gunmen gained entry into the center killing the cleric and his followers, we have information that over 25 people died in the Monday attack,” Abdi said.