At least 13 people have been killed, after two car bombs were detonated, during an attack on a local government building, in central Somalia.
At least 13 people were killed when two car bombs were detonated, in an attack on a local government building in Galkayo, central Somalia, on Sunday morning, local officials said.
Witnesses said they heard two explosions, one after another, followed by gunfire. The attackers then stormed the building and exchanged gun fire with security forces, Abdi Hassan, a local police official said.
Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack.
Most of the victims were reportedly students and traders who were at a nearby school and market.
The assault targeted the government building, housing administrative offices, police said. The Northern Galkayo town is under Puntland control in a semi-autonomous area in northeast Somalia.