Al-Shabab Terrorist group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bomb attack on UN workers

The attack reportedly took place on a United Nations vehicle in Garowe, the main city in Somalia's Puntland region.

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Islamist terrorist group, Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide bomb attack in Somalia this morning which killed 7 United Nations (UN) workers.

The attack reportedly took place on a United Nations vehicle in Garowe, the main city in Somalia's Puntland region.

UNICEF, the UN aid agency focused on children, said four of its staff members were killed and four others were seriously wounded in the attack.

According to CNN, Ahmed Abdullahi Samatar, the police chief of Puntland said the attack killed four foreigners, two Somalis (who were UN workers) and the bomber.

UNICEF said a blast from an improvised explosive device hit the vehicle as it took its staff members from their guest house to their office.

The local police chief said the bomber was inside the vehicle among the UN staff.

Meanwhile, the Special Representative of the UN secretary general for Somalia, Nick Kay took to Twitter to condemn the attack saying:

"I condemn attack this morning on UN in Garowe. Shocked and appalled by loss of life. The UNICEF colleagues were an integral part of UNICEF's work in Somalia, dedicated to improving the lives of others"

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