"Terrible day" for UNICEF following attack on mini bus in Somalia

Children collect rubbish in a dust storm in the Shabelle IDP settlement in Garowe, Somalia. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt

Four people working for the UN Children's Fund in Somalia have been killed and five others injured after their mini-bus was struck, by what appears to have been a suicide bomber.

The attack happened on Monday in Garowe in the north of the Horn of Africa country.

The agency has been operating in Somalia since 1972 providing support to vulnerable children.

The UN mission in the country said the Al-Shabaab terrorist group had claimed responsibility.

Stephanie Coutrix spoke with UNICEF Deputy Director Edward Carwardine who is based in New York, and began by asking him to describe what happened.

Duration: 2'02"

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