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Olympic Chief, Soccer Head Die In Mogadishu Blast

April 04 2012


Islamic Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion on Wednesday at Somalia's national theater in the capital of Mogadishu, reports MSNBC.

The blast killed at least 10 people, including the president of Somalia's Olympic committee and the head of the soccer federation, said officials.

A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of Somalia's television station, police said.

The theater reopened last month as...

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