At least 12 security agents, including an intelligence official, were killed by a bomb planted outside a town in Somalia on Sunday.
The bomb was planted in the outskirts of Dhusamareb, where Somalia’s political leaders had been meeting to resolve a row over the Presidential selection process. Militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
Those killed included Abdirashid Abdunur, the head of the National Intelligence and Security Agency in Dhusamareb, police officer Mohamed Ahmed said. In all, 12 people from the agency were killed in the attack near the town, police said.