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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  1. banasy©

    Jusr showing that the insanity of of suicide bombing in gender-neutral.

    My sympathy to the families and friends.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CenTexan©

    Wow... will these types of tragedies ever stop? What is really gained by doing these things?

    April 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Superman

    @@@centexan,,,,,,,,,,,not a hole lot is gained through these things but one thing that woukd be good is for the people to become more united and create a stronger bond globaly instead of regionally it woud eleviate these bombings we as people need to stand up and have 0 tolerance towards these cowardly acts. The problem is how do you catch these idiots before they strick .thts something id like to learn how to do

    April 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Superman

    @@@centexan all we can hope for is these guys blow them selves up which will not happen, what is there to gain there goal is usually to try to turn there government against its self simple enough? Its called caos.paranoias rises and wala!look at syria

    April 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SAVIOR at WGFN (who gives a fork news)

    Wow.sports figures?! Cowards!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Thank God

    why is God sending tornadoes and hail when giant waves are at his disposal.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    I answered you elsewhere, but I'll answer you again: because Killer Tomatoes are out of the question.
    And, messy.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |