Mogadishu mayor dies of wounds after Shabaab attack

2019-08-01 19:39
Abdirahman Omar Osman. (Stuart Price, AU-UN IST Photo, File, AFP)

Abdirahman Omar Osman. (Stuart Price, AU-UN IST Photo, File, AFP)

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The mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a militant bombing attack on his office last week, the government said on Thursday.

Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman died while doctors were treating his wounds at a hospital in Doha, a spokesperson for the Somali president's office said.

Six people were killed and Osman was initially wounded in the July 24 attack on a government building claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists to have been targeting a UN envoy.

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