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[Published: Friday June 19 2009]

Somalia minister killed by bomb

Mogadishu, 18 June-(ANA)-Somalia's Interior Minister Omar Hashi Aden has been killed in a suicide bomb attack north of the the capital Mogadishu, witnesses and officials say.

Somali ambassadors to some other nations were also reportedly killed in the blast at a hotel in Beledweyne.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack but it came as pro-government forces continued to fight Islamist guerrillas.

On Wednesday, at least 10 people died in an attack in a Mogadishu mosque. (ANA)

FA/ANA/18 June 2009---


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