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Bombing in Somali capital wounds politician: local official

Members of Uganda UN guard unit stand guard at the United Nations' compound of Halane, on May,18, 2014 in Mogadishu. AFP PHOTO MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB

MOGADISHU: A Somali politician was wounded Monday in a bomb blast in the war-ravaged capital Mogadishu, the latest in a string of attacks, a local official said.

"The bomb was attached to his car... seriously injuring him," local district commissioner Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir told AFP. The politician, former city commissioner Farah Dahir Jimale, was rushed to hospital. One passerby was also wounded.

 

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