Newly Elected Somali President Survives Bomb Blasts

Publisher:
Al Jazeera English
Publication Date:
12 September 2012
Tags:
Somalia, Governance, Legal and Judicial Affairs

The new president of Somalia has survived an assassination attempt just two days after being voted in. Suicide bombers targeted a hotel where he was holding a news conference - eight people, including the attackers, were killed. The rebel group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.



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