IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland—said to be the first time the extremist group has claimed an attack in this Horn of Africa nation.


Police said a suicide bomber on Tuesday detonated at a military checkpoint in the commercial hub of Bossaso, killing at least four people.


The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activities, says ISIS claimed the attack through its Amaq News Agency.


ISIS-linked fighters who have split from the al-Shabab extremist group are a growing threat in Puntland, in northern Somalia.


פרסום ראשון: 05.24.17, 14:29