Somali militants claim responsibility for attack outside Somali hotel: spokesman

MOGADISHU (warsoor) – Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack outside a hotel in the town of Galkayo, in the country’s Mudug region, which killed at least seven civilians, their spokesman told Reuters.

“We are behind the Galkayo  blast, it was a martyrdom suicide car bomber that targeted military officials who had a meeting in that place. We killed many soldiers and injured others,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, said on Sunday.

Security forces assist Abdalla Boss, a Somali Member of Parliament who was wounded following a car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants outside the president’s palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTX2NLAW

A local military officer said on Saturday that in addition to those killed, dozens more were wounded.

Source: Reuters

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