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Several dead after al-Shabab attack in Somalia

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSBeledweyne - 3 October 20221. Destroyed car and debrisHEADLINE TEXT: Several dead after al-Shabab attack in Somalia2. Various of damaged buildings smoulderingANNOTATION: Officials and witnesses say at least 20 people are dead after two explosions targeted a local government headquarters in Beledweyne, Somalia.3. Pan of ruined buildings ANNOTATION: The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.4. Various of rubble and destroyed building ANNOTATION: Beledweyne is the capital of Somalia's Hiran region and has been the epicenter of a recent mobilization against the fighters.5. Wide of destroyed building and treeANNOTATION: The Hiran governor Ali Jayte Osman, who survived the attack, said that the health minister of Hirshabelle state and the deputy governor of Hiran in charge of finance were among those killed.8. Soldiers walking past ruined building6. Various of destroyed buildings and smoke7. Wide of smouldering buildng ANNOTATION: Osman said the first explosion occurred at the entrance gate.8. Various of digger at attack site ANNOTATION: A few minutes later, a big truck rushed toward the headquarters building and exploded, killing many civilians who came to the office to receive services9. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Hassan Ali, Deledweyne resident++OVERLAID BY SHOT 10++"We do not cry or scream, but we will take revenge upon you. We will not be intimidated by this and we will not stay away from our battle against the terrorists. We will fight until the end, until we defeat you."10. Wide of ruinsSTORYLINE:Islamic extremist fighters on Monday targeted the local Somali government headquarters in the Hiran region, leaving 20 people dead and 36 wounded in a town at the centre of a recent mobilization against the extremists, officials and witnesses said.The Somalia-based al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack in Beledweyne, a town more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.Somalia’s government earlier Monday announced that it and international partners had killed a top al-Shabab leader, Abdullahi Nadir, over the weekend. The U.S. military said it conducted an airstrike on Saturday in southwest Somalia but didn’t name the al-Shabab leader killed.The Hiran governor, Ali Jayte Osman, who survived Monday’s attack, told The Associated Press that the health minister of Hirshabelle state and the deputy governor of Hiran in charge of finance were among those killed in Monday’s attack. At least 36 others were hurt.He said the attack badly damaged the administration’s headquarters.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack and reaffirmed the U.N.'s commitment “to work with regional and other international actors in supporting the people and government of Somalia on their path toward a peaceful Somalia," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. The police commissioner of Beledweyne, Bishar Hussein Jimale, said the attack occurred at the Lama-Galaay military camp that also serves as the government headquarters.Despite the attack, some residents remained defiant as efforts continued in the region to seize communities back from al-Shabab control.“We will not be intimidated by this and we will not stay away from our battle against the terrorists. We will fight until the end, until we defeat you," resident Hassan Ali said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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