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Suicide bomber hits Somali graduation, 22 dead

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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 08:27 PM
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Suicide bomber hits Somali graduation, 22 dead


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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A suicide bomber disguised as a woman attacked a graduation ceremony in Somalia on Thursday, turning a rare reason to celebrate into carnage that killed at least 22 people — including medical students, doctors and three government ministers.

The blast was blamed on Islamic militants who have shown a rising ability to carry out sophisticated large-scale bombings against high-profile targets — and highlighted the inability of Somalia's weak government to protect even the small section of the capital it controls.
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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 08:27 PM
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Interesting developments in Somalia, I have been suspecting that something might happen to make Somalia the country Obama decides to invade during his presidency. This brings into light the group of al-Shabab which is a major player in the chaos of the Southern half of Somalia as the Radical Islamist group vying for control of the country.


Several hundred people had gathered in the Shamo Hotel to watch the 43 medical, engineering and computer science students from Benadir University receive their diplomas when the blast ripped through the festively decorated ballroom.

Amateur video of the attack obtained by AP Television News showed the dead, including at least three journalists, lying in pools of blood amid the sound of wails and screams from the wounded. Soldiers, their AK-47 rifles slung over their shoulders, picked through the wreckage with their hands as survivors climbed over the debris of the bombed-out room.


This is a real life story of man fighting against the worst of itself for freedom and security. The northern Somali states of Somaliland and Puntland are both regions that have achieved what would be considered stability, but the fledgling Transitional Federal Government is struggling against al-Shabab.

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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 08:31 PM
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Video mentioned in the article located here:
cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com...
Brought via Reuters.



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