“Somali bombings leave 23 dead; Al-Shabaab claims responsibility,” CNN, August 21, 2016:
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A pair of suicide car bombings struck a government building in Somalia on Sunday, killing 23 people, including two attackers, authorities said.
Many of the fatalities are students and local traders who were at a nearby school and market in the town of Galkayo, police said.
One bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the main gate of the building, killing several people, local police Capt. Abdi Hassan said.
Minutes later, as people gathered to help the wounded, a second car bomb exploded. At least one police officer was killed, authorities said.
The terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a government compound housing administrative offices, police said. The group’s spokesman, Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Musab, spoke to Andalus Radio, a pro-militant station….