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Somali prime minister describes Mogadishu explosion

The heads of Somalia's Olympic committee and football association were among eight people killed by a bomb blast in Mogadishu's newly reopened national theatre.

Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was one of a number of dignitaries who had gathered for the first anniversary of the launch of Somalia's national television station.

He said he was in the middle of giving a speech at the event when the explosion happened.

He added: "I beg the Almighty God to care for those who are wounded."

  • 04 Apr 2012
  • From the section Africa