Somali forces foil Suicide bombers at talks venue in Mogadishu
(Sh. M. Network)--Somali forces thwarted on Wednesday multiple suicide kabooms on key talks venue in Somali capitalMogadishu, wounding a soldier, who stopped the two bombers at the gateway of the hall, where 825 Somali elders are meeting to debate the new constitution, Witnesses and police Officials said.
Witnesses said two bombers wearing boom jackets detonated their explosives near the entrance of General Kahiye, former police academy building in Mogadishu, where the meeting of constitutional assembly is taking place.
"Only the two jacket wallahs killed and a soldier injured in the attacks occured at the vicinity of meeting location," said a witness, adding that one member of the constitutional assembly was killed or injured.
The security guards of the meeting hall opened fire on the two men wearing suicide bomb vests and rubbed out before they tried to attack the venue, blowing themselves up outside the gathering, according to government official.
The suicide kabooms came amid tight security and were heard in parts of the capital. The meeting got underway as many forces sealed off the area and secured following the attacks.
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