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News ID: 44608
Publish Date: 8:02 - 22 December 2019
TEHRAN, Dec 22_A car bomb went off on Saturday outside a hotel in the Somali town of Galkayo in the Mudug region, killing at least seven civilians and wounding dozens.

Suicide car bomb outside Somali hotel kills seven: MilitaryTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_A local military officer said the driver had failed to enter the hotel compound and instead hit a military pickup parked outside as a barrier.

"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 personnel."

A medic at Galkayo hospital said it had received over 30 wounded as a result of the explosion.

The terrorist group al-Shabab, which is trying to topple the central government, could not be reached for comment.

The group is fighting to seize power and establish a state based on its own beliefs. It controls small sections of the Mudug region, but not Galkayo.

Source: Reuters

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