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Six dead in suicide attack outside Somali PM's office: Army

Published on Jan 29, 2013 2:52 PM

MOGADISHU (AFP) - At least six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up amongst a group of security officials outside the Somali prime minister's office on Tuesday, army officials said.

"I saw the dead bodies of six people and several others were injured," said Mr Abdukadir Ali, a Somali military official who stayed near the scene of the attack in central Mogadishu.

It is believed that many of those killed or wounded were soldiers or police.

"The bomber was sitting near a perimeter wall and detonated himself in the midst of a group of security forces," Mr Ali added. "There was chaos, smoke and pieces of human flesh."

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