10 people died when two suicide car bombs rocked a government building in Somalia on Sunday.
Most of the victims are students and local traders at a nearby market and school at the time of the blasts.
The explosion in Galkayo town, attackers stormed the building and exchanged gunfire with security forces, according to local police official Abdi Hassan.
They targeted a government compound housing administrative offices. Northern Galkayo is under Puntland control in a semi-autonomous region in northeast Somalia.
The attack follows a similar pattern of bombings in the country, claimed by terrorist group Al-Shabaab.
In July, six people died after the two suicide car bombs in Mogadishu.
Just that day, the suicide bombers destroyed two vehicles with explosives near the capital’s Aden Adde International Airport, killing 12 people.
Also in June, the group also claimed separate attacks on two hotels popular with Somali politicians, which killed over 24 people.
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