Two killed as Somali officials escape attack

Somalia’s trade minister and former defence minister escaped assassination attempts, which killed two other people, in the latest Iraq-style guerrilla attacks on government targets, witnesses said on Wednesday. A roadside bomb hit Trade Minister Abdullahi Ahmed Afrah’s convoy late on Tuesday in a busy north Mogadishu street. A female passer-by was killed and eight people including four of the minister’s bodyguards were injured, locals said. Full Story

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