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al Shabaab Somalia

Bomb attack on U.N. vehicle

20 Apr, 2015

Al Shabaab militants are suspected of bombing a United Nations vehicle outside of the U.N. compound in Garowe in the Puntland region. A police officer on scene:

A blast hit the bus carrying workers to the U.N. office . . . At least nine people died.

Of the confirmed dead, two are Kenyan and seven are Somali guards. The U.N. Special Representative for Somalia condemns the attack, saying he is:

. . . shocked and appalled by loss of life.