Bombing Kills Somali Olympic Officials

Prime Minister also present, unharmed

Mogadishu skyline

Mogadishu skyline     Photo: Scoobycentric/Wikimedia

A suicide bomber killed two high-ranking Somali sports on Wednesday during a ceremony in Mogadishu. At least 10 people are reported dead and dozens of others wounded. Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was delivering a speech when the bomb detonated but escaped unharmed. The officials killed included the president of Somalia's Olympic Committee and the head of the national soccer federation. The International Olympic Committee said it was shocked by the incident. "Both men were engaged in improving the lives of Somalian people through sport and we strongly condemn such an act of barbarism," it said.

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