At least 8 dead in car bomb attack in Somalia's Puntland

At least eight people were killed Thursday when a car bomber rammed a convoy in Somalia's northern port of Bossasso, a region harbouring Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents where tension is high ahead of elections in January.

"Several people have been killed, so far we confirm that eight were killed, but the toll could be higher," Abdullahi Said, a police officer in the port town, told AFP.