Suicide bomb wounds Somali governor
Mogadishu: A governor in Somalia's Puntland was seriously wounded Sunday in a suicide bomb attack, witnesses said, in an attack claimed by the al-Shabaab militant group.
The attack on Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region, happened in Puntland capital Garowe, said officials.
A former police commander and a civilian were also wounded in the blast, and all three were being treated in hospital, Puntland's interior minister, Mohamed Abdirahman, told reporters.
Witnesses said the attacker ran at the vehicle in which he was travelling before detonating his explosive vest. "The governor and the former police commander were wounded seriously in the blast, the police sealed off the area after the blast", one witness, Adan Suleyman, said. - AFP