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In Pictures: Galkayo blast victims laid to rest
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In Pictures: Galkayo blast victims laid to rest

Emotions ran high on during the burial of Three senior Somali military officers, including a commander with an elite American-backed commando force The country's leaders including Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, Somalia's military chief Odawa Yusuf Rageh, Abdi Hassan Mohamed “Hijar” and government officials joined hundreds of friends, relatives who gathered in Galkayo where the bodies of the military officials were buried. Three senior Somali military officers, including a commander with an elite American-backed commando force, and several other people died in a suicide attack that was targeting the country’s prime minister, the Somali police said. Al Shabab militants claimed responsibility for the blast in Galkayo, in central Somalia, where Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble was scheduled to visit, The PM was in his way to the stadium when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives killing at least 10 people, including the military officers. Those killed included Gen. Abdiaziz Abdullahi Qoje, commander of the 21st division of the Somali Army, and Maj. Mukhtar Abdi Aden.