Somalia: Suicide Bomber Kills 10 in Galkayo Just Before Scheduled Address by PM


At least 10 people were killed Friday and more than 10 others were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a stadium in Galkayo town in the Mudug region of central Somalia, ahead of a planned address by Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble, authorities and witnesses said.

The bomber targeted government officials and members of the prime minister’s security team heading to the stadium for a rally of government supporters, according to witnesses, who told VOA Somali the explosion was loud and shook the entire area.

The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Source: VOA