July 24, 2019 / 2:58 PM / a month ago

Mayor of Mogadishu, other officials hurt in Somalia suicide blast -relative

MOGADISHU, July 24 (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack on local government headquarters injured the mayor of Mogadishu and several other officials on Wednesday, a relative of one of the victims told Reuters.

“The blast injured many local officials including my cousin,” said Mohamed Abdullahi. “The Mogadishu mayor is also injured ... A suicide bomber walked into the meeting hall and blew up himself.”

Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Katharine Houreld, Editing by William Maclean

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