Somali official confirms bomb on plane

2016-02-06 20:24
The hole which was ripped into the Daallo Airlines plane. (Awale Kullane,via AP)

The hole which was ripped into the Daallo Airlines plane. (Awale Kullane,via AP)

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Man sucked from plane in Somali blast

2016-02-03 12:56

One passenger was sucked from a plane in a mid-air explosion outside Mogadishu, Somalia. The dramatic explosion occurred minutes into the flight and forced the pilot to make an emergency landing on Tuesday.WATCH

Mogadishu - A Somali official says that a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in the capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday.

Ali Jama Jangali, Somalia's transport minister, said at a press conference on Saturday that investigators concluded that a bomb caused the hole and was intended to cause the Dubai-based Daallo Airlines jet to crash. He said the findings are preliminary and the investigation is continuing.

A senior Somali intelligence official told the Associated Press that six people have been arrested in connection with the blast after examinations of CCTV images in the airport. He insisted on anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the press about the matter.

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