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Police: Bomb blast rips through bus carrying UN employees in Somalia

This image made from video shows the scene following a bomb attack on a van carrying U.N. employees in Garowe, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of northern Somalia Monday, April 20, 2015. A bomb exploded Monday in northern Somalia, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others, police and U.N. officials said, with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group claiming responsibility for the attack, according to the group's Andalus radio. (AP Photo)

This image made from video shows the scene following a bomb attack on a van carrying U.N. employees in Garowe, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of northern Somalia Monday, April 20, 2015. A bomb exploded Monday in northern Somalia, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others, police and U.N. officials said, with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group claiming responsibility for the attack, according to the group's Andalus radio. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

A Somali police officer says a bomb blast has ripped through a bus carrying U.N. employees in Puntland, a semiautonomous region in northern Somalia.

Yusuf Ali says the bombing took place in Garowe, the regional capital of Puntland, early Monday.

He had no information about casualties.

The bomb was apparently planted under a seat and was detonated by remote control, according to Ali.

No group has immediately claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Bomb attacks are not common in the northern parts of Somalia, unlike in the south where al-Shabab militants are waging a deadly war against the Somali government and the African Union forces bolstering it.