Somalia Puntland bombing
UN facility in Garaowe hit by suicide bomb attack leaving several deadSomali Specialist via Twitter

A UN summit in Garaowe, the administrative capital of Puntland in Somalia, has been hit by a suicide bomb attack killing several people.

Local reports suggest a bomb struck a bus carrying UN staff to the summit in the autonomous region, located in northeastern Somalia.

Police said at least nine people have been killed in the attack, Reuters reports. Students and teachers are said to be among the dead.

Photos carried in Twitter showed a completely destroyed UN bus.

The bomb went off as both Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, the president of semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland, are set to attend security summits and separate meetings.