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Thursday, September 29, 2022


    Beletweyne defies bombings and holds elections.

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    Despite a series of bomb attacks that killed serving and former MPs, elections were held in Beletweyne today.

    Former Security Minister Abdirizak Omar was re-elected with 56 votes out of a total of 101.
    The exercise began in the afternoon, just hours after the body of MP Amina Mohamed was flown to Mogadishu for prayers.

    A suicide bomber jumped into the lawmaker’s car while she was campaigning in Beletweyne Town, killing her instantly.

    In a separate attack, another former MP, Ali Abdi Dhuhul, was killed.

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