somalia-terror

Former Somali minister Fahiye killed in suicide car bombing

Former Somali minister Fahiye killed in suicide car bombing
 Share
 Tweet
 Email
 Share
 Share


Thursday May 23, 2019


Hussein Ceelaabe Fahiya PHOTO/COURTESY

Police in Somalia say former foreign minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye was among five people killed when a car bomb exploded Wednesday.

The explosion occurred near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu.

At least 13 other people were injured.

Militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying they were targeting soldiers, lawmakers and other government officials.

Al-Shabab frequently carries out bomb blasts in the capital near the presidential compound and at hotels frequented by government officials and foreigners.

 

Leave a Reply