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Somalia: 3 killed in attacks targeting prime minister

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire escapes unhurt as twin bombings hit port city of Marka

Mohammed Dhaysane   | 14.09.2019
Somalia: 3 killed in attacks targeting prime minister FILE PHOTO

MOGADISHU, Somalia

At least three people were killed on Saturday in twin attacks allegedly targeting Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, police said.

Mustaf Abdirahman, a police officer in Lower Shabelle region told Anadolu Agency over the phone, the first attack was a grenade explosion which took place while Khaire was addressing a large crowd in the port city of Marka.

It killed a civilian and wounded several others, but the prime minister and his delegation escaped and arrived back in the capital Mogadishu safely, he said.

Shortly after, a mortar attack hit the area killing two civilians including a woman, he added.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.






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