Somalia:Terror attack kills religious leader, followers
Armed attack leaves 18 people dead, 20 injured; terrorist group al-Shabab claims responsibility
By Gamze Turkoglu Oguz
Terror attack in northern Somalia killed a prominent Muslim cleric and his 17 followers, police said on Monday.
Ahmet Awale, of Galkayo police, said that an armed attack targeted the residence of the religious leader -- which was also used as a Sufi shrine.
According to initial reports, 20 people were injured in the attack, Awale said, adding security forces killed most of the attackers.
Terrorist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.