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Somalia: 9 killed as bomb planted in UN bus denotes in Puntland


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(By Estera Popowska)
A bomb planted in a UN bus has killed at least nine people in Garowe, the capital of Puntland state on Monday, sources said.
According to a security source, five of the victims were foreign nationals, although the nationalities of the victims of the blast remain unclear.

Sources close to the UN told Garowe Online that the bomb was planted under a seat of a UNICEF bus and was detonated by remote control.
According to witnesses, the bombing occurred as the bus was entering inside the UN's FAO headquarters in Puntland capital city.

Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, Al Shabab is well known for attacking foreigners and launching similar attacks.
On Saturday, a Somali Member of Parliament was shot dead by unknown gunmen driving in a car in Somali capital, Modagishu.