Somalia Sports Officials Killed By Female Suicide Bomber 4/4/2012
A female suicide bomber has detonated her explosives in Somalia's newly reopened national theatre in the capital, Mogadishu. The head of Somalia's Olympic committee and its football chief are among eight people killed in a bomb attack on a high-profile event in Mogadishu. Sepp Blatter, president of football's governing body Fifa, said he was shocked at the deaths of the sport officials. Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali survived the blast unhurt after it struck the newly re-opened national theatre in the capital, Mogadishu. Militants from the al-Shabab group say they carried out the bombing. African Union peacekeepers said the "despicable" attack would not deter peace efforts in Somalia. The President of the Somali Olympic Committee, Aden Yabarow Wiish, and the Somali Football Federation chief, Said Mohamed Nur, were both killed. They were among a group of dignitaries who had gathered to mark the first anniversary of the launch of Somalia's national television station.
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