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Somali Official: Female Suicide Bomber Kills Interior Minister

A Somali government official says a female suicide bomber has killed Interior Minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan Farah.

Information Minister Abdulkarim Hassan Jama confirmed the death during an interview with VOA's Somali Service on Friday.

The official said the attack happened inside the minister's home in the capital, Mogadishu on Friday.

A witness who lives at the home told VOA ((Somali Service)) a woman blew herself up inside the house.

Government officials did not confirm who carried out the attack and said an investigation is underway to find out who was behind it.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.