19 dead in Somalia suicide bombings

October 29, 2008 5:25:41 AM PDT
A spokesman for a breakaway republic in northern Somalia says at least 19 people have died in three suicide attacks. Ismail Adani says officials are still counting the bodies after Wednesday's attacks, so the death toll could rise.

A wave of suicide attacks hit targets in Somaliland's capital, Hargeisa, including a U.N. compound, the Ethiopian consulate and the presidential palace.

Also Wednesday, suicide bombers attacked two intelligence facilities in the northern Somali region of Puntland.

Muse Gelle Yusuf, governor of Somalia's northern port city of Bossaso, says a security official and he two suicide bombers and died in those attacks.