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Somali interior minister dies after suicide attack

Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 00:32

Mogadishu: Somali Interior Minister Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan died on Friday after a suicide attack at his home, apparently carried out by a niece, a security official told a news agency.

"The minister died in hospital," Adan Mohamed said. "The information we have so far indicates that a young woman, the minister`s niece, carried out the attack."

The statement was confirmed by other security sources, who said the woman had stayed at the minister`s Mogadishu home for the last three days.
"The minister passed away and was killed in a terrorist attack," Information Minister Adulkarim Jama told Radio Mogadishu.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 00:32

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