Somali interior minister dies after suicide attack

Somali Interior Minister Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan died after a suicide attack at his home.

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2011, 00:32 AM IST

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