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Somalia: Who is trying to kill Somali prime minister?

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A press release distributed my Somali government's liaison office in Nairobi sheds light on who was behind yesterday's attempt on the prime minister's life. A remote controlled bomb placed on the road on which the prime minister's convoy was traveling exploded on two vehicles, killing five people and wounding twelve.


According to the press release, yesterday's assassination attempt is part of a campaign against Somali intellectuals, former senior army officers and local representatives of international humanitarian organizations.


Many high profile men were killed in Mogadishu in the past several months. The prime minister also escaped another bomb explosion just last May. Fact finding committee has been selected for yesterday's incident and the government said it will make every effort to bring those responsible to justice.


Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi who is deeply saddened by the deaths and injuries caused by the explosion sent his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims.


Anti-government Mogadishu tribal based faction leaders distanced themselves from the attack and condemned it as barbaric action.


The government’s hint of witch hunt against all intellectuals underscores ICG's (International Crisis Group) twenty-nine-page report on Somalia and international terrorism.


Somalia has been without a functioning government since 1991. The current interim government was established in Nairobi, Kenya last year and is now located in Jowhar, 90 KM northeast of Mogadishu.


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