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Suicide blast in Mogadishu kills 10 Somalia sports officials

Mogadishu : Somalia | Apr 04, 2012 at 6:13 AM PDT
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Abdiwelli Mohammed Ali, the Prime Minister of Somalia escaped unhurt but 10 sports officials of Somalia lost their lives in the bombing in a newly reopened National Theater.

The dead included members of the Somalia Olympic Committee and heads of its football teams.

The attacker was reportedly a woman and the attack came in the course of musical performance when the audience was in totally relaxed mood. The al-Shabab militants have taken responsibility for the attack.

The theater had shut down in the 1990s due to the civil war and a decision was recently taken to reopen it.

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Relatives assist an unidentified woman injured in an explosion at the National Theater in Somalia's capital Mogadishu
Relatives assist an unidentified woman injured in an explosion at the National Theater in Somalia's capital Mogadishu
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