At least 10 killed in suicide car bomb attack in Somalia

Galmadug administration soldiers patrol near the central Somali town of Galkayo on August 18, 2010 (AFP Photo/Roberto Schmidt)
At least 10 people were killed when two suicide car bombers attacked the local government headquarters in Somalia\’s Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, police said, and the militant al Shabaab group claimed the attack.
"We have confirmed 10 people dead including civilians and security forces," said Ali Ahmed, a police officer.
Witnesses and residents said they heard two loud blasts in quick succession followed by heavy gunfire.
"There were two huge bombs. The first one was a truck bomb, followed a minute or so (later) by another car bomb. My brother was injured at the scene," Halima Ismail, a local resident, told Reuters.
Al Shabaab, which has been carrying out a series of deadly attacks in Somalia, said it was behind the attack.
"There were two suicide car bombs," Abdiasis Abu Musab, the group\’s spokesman for military operations, told Reuters.
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