Somalia: Bomb targets former UN officer in Galkayo


GALKAYO, Somalia, April 28, 2015 (Garowe Online)- A former UNOCHA officer has survived an explosion after a bomb placed under his car seat was detonated by remote control in Galkayo town, police said Tuesday.

There as no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast which targeted the car of Mohamed Abdirahman " Dhabancad", who currently heads an electricity company in Galkayo town which has seen series of attacks by the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group in Somalia.

Al-Shabab often targets electricity workers in the town as bulbs installed across the city may hinder their overnight attacks in the town.

The bomb was detonated as Mr. Abdirahman got out of the car. Two others persons were injured, according to police.

The blast comes few days after at least seven people, including four UNICEF employees were killed after a bomb targetted their car in Garowe, the regional capital of Puntland on April 20.

Al-Shabab vowed more attacks against the UN workers in Somalia.


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