Somali: Bomb blast in bus, eight killed


Somalia: Somali officials say at least 20 people have been killed in a massive roadside explosion that engulfed a passenger bus on the main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye, 30 kilometers west of the capital. The bus, carrying about 20 people, was hit as it traveled through the town of Lafoole, about 15 miles from the capital, said the town’s deputy commissioner, Abdisalam Ali Adam. “We confirmed the deaths of 20 people. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Lafoole officials said they believed it was the work of Islamist Shabab militants. The group has been carrying out attacks across Somalia for almost a decade. Meanwhile further investigation going on.