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Somali: hotel attack claims lives

A car bomb explosion shuttered Somali town of Galkayo in the Mudug region, claiming lives of at least seven civilians, and wounding dozens, local authorities confirmed.

The official said the driver intended to enter the hotel compound, but failed and instead hit a military pickup parked outside, serving as a protection.

“So far we know of seven people who died, mostly civilians, but the death toll may rise,” said Major Ali Umar. “Over a dozen others were injured, mostly Somali military personnelL”

An employee at Galkayo hospital said it had received over 30 wounded as a result of the explosion, Reuters news agency reports.

Highly likely the act is another attack of of Al Shabaab Islamist group is fighting to assess power and establish a Caliphate. It has already control over small sections of the Mudug region.

Tajani condolences to Mubi bombing victims

The European Parliament president Antonio Tajani send his condolences to families of victims of a Mosque attack in Nigeria. Already 60 people have been reported dead; and dozens of  injured following an explosion in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria. The blast occurred Tuesday (1/05/2018) afternoon while worshippers were holding Zuhr prayer.

The locals strongly suspect Boko Haram behind the attack.

Abdullahi Yerima, police commissioner in Adamawa state, said a suicide bomber had struck at the mosque shortly after 1 p.m. (1200 UTC) and a second attacker detonated a device about 200 meters (660 feet) away as worshippers fled. Bomb squads and security personnel have cordoned off the scene.