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Somalia’s Prime Minister Escapes Attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – Gunmen threw grenades and a land mine exploded near a convoy carrying Somalia’s prime minister on Sunday, but the leader escaped unharmed, officials said. At least two bodyguards were killed and 12 other people wounded in the attack.The attack occurred shortly after Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi arrived for a visit to this Somali capital – a stronghold of powerful warlords-turned-Cabinet ministers and Islamic extremists opposed to his divided transitional government, according to the Horn Africa radio station.The explosions narrowly missed the vehicle carrying Gedi and Deputy Prime Minister Hussein Aidid. The victims were bodyguards in the car behind the leaders, said Mohamed Ali Americo, a senior official in the Somali prime minister’s office.One bodyguard died at the scene. Two others inside Gedi’s vehicle were also wounded in the attack, said businessman Mahamud Ahmed Ali. Full Story

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