Former Somali minister Fahiye killed in suicide car bombing
In SummaryHussin Ceelaabe Fahiya, a former Somali minister dies in a suicide bombing. The Somalia based terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bombing.
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.
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