Double car bomb suicide attack in Somalia kills 20

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At least 20 people are killed after two suicide car bombers attack the local government headquarters in Somalia’s Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region. Militant al Shabaab group has claimed responsibility. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Double car bomb suicide attack in Somalia kills 20

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)

STORY: More than 20 people were killed in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region in two car bombings on Sunday (August 21), a medical official said.

Suicide bombers from the militant al Shabaab group detonated two car bombs at the local government headquarters in Somalia’s Galkayo town.

Police had initially put the death toll from the attack at 10, including civilians and security forces.

Witnesses and residents said they heard two loud blasts in quick succession followed by heavy gunfire.

Al Shabaab, which has been carrying out a series of deadly attacks in Somalia, said it was behind the attack.

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