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Somalia Suicide Bomber Was Ex-lawmaker, Al-Shabab Claims

Somalia Suicide Bomber Was Ex-lawmaker, Al-Shabab Claims

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 07:12 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The al-Shabab extremist group says one of the two suicide car bombers who struck in Somalia's capital on Tuesday was a former legislator.

Al-Shabab's radio Andalus is reporting that 57-year-old Salah Badbado, who defected to the extremist group in 2010, carried out one of the bombings near a United Nations de-mining agency office and the African Union's main base in Mogadishu.

Authorities said the attack killed 13 people. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Badbado had denounced Somali government leaders as "Western puppets" and lived in rebel-held areas.

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The al-Shabab extremist group says one of the two suicide car bombers who struck in Somalia's capital on Tuesday was a former legislator.Al-Shabab's radio Andalus is reporting that 57-year-old Salah Badbado, who defected to the extremist group in 2010, carried out one of...
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