On 18 December 2020, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at Abdullahi Isse Stadium in the northern Somali town of Galkaayo, located approximately 720 km (450 mi) north of Mogadishu. The bombing occurred while preparations were underway for an address by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, but the prime minister had not arrived at the stadium. Initial reports indicate that two senior military officials were wounded in the explosion, but the casualty toll is expected to increase. While no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, it is consistent with similar attacks by the jihadi militant group al-Shabab.