Al-Shabaab Claims Deadly Blast That Injured Mogadishu Mayor

The mayor of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is to be flown to Turkey for treatment along with several others injured in a suicide attack, officials have told BBC Somali. Local news station Dalsan Radio reports that at least seven officials were killed when a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device after entering a meeting hall at the municipality headquarters. 

Abdirahman Omar Osman, the Mayor of Mogadishu and Governor of Benadir Regional Administration, speaks at the inauguration of a perimeter wall for the future office of Somalia's National Independent Electoral Commission in Mogadishu on 26 March 2018.

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