Suicide bomber, gunmen target UN office in Somali capital

By REUTERS
June 19, 2013 12:28

MOGADISHU - A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked an office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, a senior police officer and a witness said.

"A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of the UNDP and then several armed fighters went in and opened fire inside," Abdikadir Mohamed, a senior police official told Reuters.

The UNDP compound is several hundred metres from the city's fortified airport that serves as the main base for an African peacekeeping force battling Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa country.


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