Car bomb explodes in Somalia's Puntland region: witnesses

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Posted: Dec 05, 2013 5:18 AM

BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northern Somali city of Bosasso on Thursday, witnesses said.

There was no immediate word on casualties. Witnesses said the blast targeted a convoy carrying security forces from the semi-autonomous Puntland region, where Bosasso is located.

Islamist rebel group al Shabaab have carried out a series of similar attacks in Somalia over the past year.

(Reporting by Abdiqani Hassan; Editing by Richard Lough and Patrick Graham)