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Somalia sacks police, security bosses after deadly bombing
October 29, 2017 / 12:54 PM / a month ago

Somalia sacks police, security bosses after deadly bombing

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The heads of Somalia’s police and national security have been sacked after a bombing targeting a hotel in the country’s capital claimed at least 29 lives, state radio reported on its website on Sunday.

Somali security assess the scene of a suicide car bomb explosion, at the gate of Naso Hablod Two Hotel in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 29, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

“Somalia’s police commander General Abdihakin Dahir Saiid and director general of the National Intelligence Security Agency (NISA), Abdullahi Mohamed Ali, have now been sacked after a cabinet meeting,” state radio reported.

Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; writing by Elias Biryabarema; editing by Jason Neely

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