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Twin Suicide Bombs Claimed by al Shabaab Kill 20 in Somalia

The bombs went off at a local government headquarters, according to officials and witnesses



    Members of Somalia's al- Shabab militant group patrol on foot on the outskirts of Mogadishu on March, 5, 2012. The group claimed responsibility for twin attacks that killed 20 people in the country's Puntland region.

    Suicide bombers from the militant al Shabaab group detonated two car bombs, killing more than 20 people on Sunday, NBC News reports. 

    The group, which has carried out deadly attacks in the Horn of Africa country as it tries to topple the Western-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attacks. 

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    Residents in the north central Somalian town of Galkayo said they heard two loud blasts followed by heavy gunfire. The bombs went off at a local government headquarters in the country’s semi-autonomous Puntland region, officials and witnesses said. 

    Al Shabaab has become more active in Puntland since moving more forces there after being pushed out of strongholds farther south by an African Union force and the Somali National Army, experts and officials say.