Somalia blast in Pictures

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 4th, 2012
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Somalia’s prime minister narrowly escaped assassination when a female suicide bomber blew herself up

at National Theatre.

GRAPHIC CONTENT Somalia security officers stand near bodies on April 4, 2012 of casualties of a suicide attack in Mogadishu. A young woman strapped with explosives blew herself up Wednesday at a ceremony in the Somali national theatre attended by the prime minister and other officials, killing at least two. She detonated her suicide belt as Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was on a podium addressing 200 people gathered to mark the first anniversary of the country's satellite TV network, an AFP reporter who witnessed the incident said. The prime minister, and seven other ministers standing beside him, were unharmed but witnesses said Somali Olympic Committee Aden Yabarow Wiish and Somali Football Federation chief Said Mohamed Nur were killed in the attack. AFP PHOTO/Mohamed ABDIWAHAB (Photo credit should read Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

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Somali Olympic Committee President Aden Yabarow Wiish lies fatally wounded on the ground after a bomb exploded during a ceremony at the Somali National Theater in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Wiish died later at a hospital. The explosion at the theater Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including Wiish and Somali Football Federation chief Said Mohamed Nur, in an attack by an Islamist group on a site that symbolized the city's attempt to rise from two decades of war. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

ADDING NAME OF INJURED MAN AND DETAILS ABOUT HIM BEING FATALLY WOUNDED - The Somali Olympic Committee President Aden Yabarow Wiish is carried from the bomb blast site at the Somali National Theater in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The Somali Olympic Committee President Aden Yabarow Wiish was fatally wounded in the blast and died later in hospital. An explosion Wednesday at a ceremony at Somalia's national theater killed at least 10 people including two top sports officials in an attack by an Islamist group on a site that symbolized the city's attempt to rise from two decades of war. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalis move a man wounded in a blast at the Somali National Theater in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, April 4, 2012. A suicide blast during a ceremony at Somalia's newly reopened national theater on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including two of the country's top sports officials, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

ADDING NAME OF INJURED MAN AND DETAILS ABOUT HIM BEING FATALLY WOUNDED - Somalis carry Somali Olympic Committee President Aden Yabarow Wiish away from the bomb blast site at the Somali National Theater in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The Somali Olympic Committee President Aden Yabarow Wiish was fatally wounded in the blast and died later in hospital. A suicide blast during a ceremony at Somalia's newly reopened national theater on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including two of the country's top sports officials, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

An ambulance is seen outside the national theatre after an explosion in Mogadishu April 4, 2012. Al Shabaab rebels in Somalia claimed responsibility for the explosion that killed at least six people and wounded some government officials. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)

Somalia security officers and medics remove a body on April 4, 2012 amid a suicide attack in Mogadishu. A young woman strapped with explosives blew herself up Wednesday at a ceremony in the Somali national theatre attended by the prime minister and other officials, killing at least two. She detonated her suicide belt as Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was on a podium addressing 200 people gathered to mark the first anniversary of the country's satellite TV network, an AFP reporter who witnessed the incident said. AFP PHOTO/Mohamed ABDIWAHAB (Photo credit should read Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

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CAPTION ADDITION, ADDS ID OF DECEASED MAN - Somalis collect the body of Somali Football Federation chief Said Mohamed Nur, who was killed in a blast at the Somali National Theater in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, April 4, 2012. A suicide blast during a ceremony at Somalia's newly reopened national theater on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including two of the country's top sports officials, officials said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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