Suicide bombing in Somalia kills 5

A suicide bombing that took place near a stadium in Galkayo town in the Mudug region of central Somalia has killed 5 persons.  

The suicide bombing occurred shortly before Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, and the regional president, Ahmed Abdi Kariye, were due to speak there. 

Government officials said among those killed in the blast were the commander of the 21st Division of the Somali National Army, General Abdiazis Abdullahi Abdi; the commander of the 10th Brigade of Somalia’s U.S-trained Danab military unit, Colonel Mukhtar Abdi Aden; and the former mayor of Galkayo North, Mohmus Yasin Tumey. 

Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Al-Shabab is the primary suspect .

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