Abdi Farah Shirdon
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Suicide attack targets Somalian prime minister in Mogadishu

At least two people have died in a suicide attack at a compound housing the offices of Somalia's president and prime minister, officials say.

Dozens were also wounded when the bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near the office of Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon in the capital Mogadishu.

The prime minister and president are said to be unharmed.

The BBC's Abdullahi Abdi reports from Nairobi in neighbouring Kenya.

  • 29 Jan 2013
  • From the section Africa