Former Somali minister Fahiye killed in suicide car bombing

Hussein Ceelaabe Fahiya PHOTO/COURTESY
Hussein Ceelaabe Fahiya PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

Hussin 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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