April 4th, 2012
10:53 AM ET

Bomb kills top Somali sports officials

A bomb blast rocked Somalia's newly reopened national theater in the capital city Wednesday, killing two top sports officials.

Witnesses reported other casualties, but it was unclear how many.

Said Mohamed Mugambe, head of the Somali football federation, and Somali Olympic committee chief Adan Hagi Yabarow Wish were killed in the attack, a hospital official told CNN.

The bomb went off during a celebration for the first anniversary of Somali national television in Mogadishu, according to witnesses. Screaming people fled the theater and ambulance sirens filled the air.

The African Union Mission in Somalia said the device had been detonated by a female suicide bomber who blended in with the crowd gathered for the occasion.

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