Bomb explodes at Somali ceremony with gov't ministers in attendance

Bomb explodes at Somali

December 3, 2009 11:24


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A bomb exploded at a university graduation ceremony in Mogadishu, killing five people and wounding several more. Several government ministers were attending the ceremony when the bomb went off. It wasn't immediately clear if any of the ministers had been harmed in the attack. No officials were immediately available for comment. The death toll of five was based on a count from the AP reporter. African troops protecting the fragile Somali government wage near daily battles with Islamic militants who control much of central and southern Somalia. The Horn of African nation hasn't had a stable government for almost two decades.

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