Somali Minister dies suicide attack by his own niece

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More Details .The suicide bomber is related to the late minister through his mother

Mogadishu (Sunatimes) Somali Interior and Security Minister killed in a suicide attack carried out by his niece  Haboon Abdulkadir Hersi Qaaf .on Friday afternoon.Intellegience sources said

suspect suicide bomber came to her uncle to ask for financial aid to cover university fees. After she was allowed access to the building, she detonated explosives apparently hidden under her clothes, reliable sources told sunatimes.

The suicide bomber is related to the late minister through his mother. His mother is called Awrola Qaaf and she is the sister of the suicide bomber's grandfather, Hersi Qaaf

The minister Abdi Shakuur Hassan was immediately taken to a hospital in the capital. But he later died from his wounds

The late Ministerís home is located near Zoobe junction. Also present at time of the explotion was Ahlusunna Wal Jamaís leader Sheikh  Moallim Mohamud Sh Hasan but escaped unharmed. Both the late Minister and ASWJ leader are brothers. 

By Dahir Alasow

Dahir Alasow, A senior Radio and TV journalist, a leader of a press watchdog ASOJ, the editor of, and outstanding commentator with fearless check on actions of the political groups and others players through investigative journalism, plus defender of the public interest and voice to the voiceless through "the truthful tip of his truth pen"
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