Officials: Somalia interior minister killed in suicide bombing
Somali Interior Minister Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan is seen in this file photo from February 2011.
June 10th, 2011
12:51 PM ET

Officials: Somalia interior minister killed in suicide bombing

Somalia's interior minister was killed Friday in a suicide bomb attack carried out in his own home by a female bomber, Somali government officials said.

The death of Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan was announced on state run radio by Somalia's deputy information minister.

Hassan was briefly treated for wounds to the head and one leg at Mogadishu's Benedir Hospital before dying, according to a government security official who declined to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

The official confirmed that the suicide bomber had been staying at Hassan's house.

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  1. Ernest H. Dervishian

    A message from GOD to all al-Queada:

    As the 12th Calif /Imam, as the person genetically linked to the prophet Muhammad, I issue the following Fatwas;

    1) Surrender peacefully to Saudi Arabia or "Hague"; 2) Cease and desist all physical attacks against Americans and the coalition forces; 3) Make Islam the religion of peace and not death in the hearts and minds of the world; 4) Show the mercy of Islam and make Saudi Arabia the capitol of "Humane Reform" and not "Capitol Punishment." YOU have these obligations henceforth.
    These choices of obeying or disregarding my "Fatwas" are entirely yours to make. If you have any doubts, then take a visit to the following sites:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_al-Mahdi and, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aposthia
    As it has been prophesied, so it shall be.

    And as to the protestors, use non-violent means through GOD's sword of the internet and wireless technologies and etc...GOD's shield has three lion hearts on them. They are as following: Arman T. Manookian; Monte Melkonian aka "Abu Sindi" aka "Saro" aka "Timothy Sean McCormack" aka "Commander Avo" aka "Abu Sikish" and: Ernest H. Dervishian. GOD's shield is "Richard The Lion Heart's." Richard The Lion Heart is filled with Saladin's consciousness of "Chivalry." These are your marching orders relayed to you.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JihadWarrior

    We the Somali people , are with you Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen Insha'Allah somalia will be free .

    June 23, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
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