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Somali capital hit by deadly twin blast

Militants have launched their first major attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu since the start of Ramadan almost two months ago.

Journalists say al-Shabab fighters stormed the ministry of the interior and national security after detonating two car bombs.

The BBC’s Somali service says there have been 10 deaths and at least 20 civilians are reported injured.

Security had been tightened in the city over Ramadan to prevent attacks.

Source: BBC Somali


Bomb blast: Minister’s breast ripped off

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment, Climate and Water, Ms Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, has lost one of her breasts after the explosion that rocked the campaign rally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Saturday.

Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is also the National Chairperson of the ruling Zanu-PF, has been airlifted to South Africa for reconstruction surgery.

The Environment, Climate and Water minister was among 49 people injured at the rally.

She was first rushed to the Catholic-run Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo and then evacuated to Manyame Airbase Hospital along with other VIPs who sustained injuries during the explosion, in which Mnangagwa was lucky to escape unhurt.

The Daily News reports that the 59-year-old top Zanu PF official actually got one of her breasts ripped off.

“It’s actually the breast not chest,” a senior authoritative establishment official told the Daily News, while revealing she was airlifted to South Africa on Wednesday.

“It’ s not a small matter. Mai Muchinguri is in shock and in bad shape.”

David Parirenyatwa, the Health and Child Care minister, confirmed yesterday that she sustained injuries to her breast.”

Source: Daily Post

By John Owen Nwachukwu

​In Edo State Gas explosion leaves 3 dead, 10 injured

Four families were reportedly affected by the gas explosion which took place at about 7pm on Sunday, July 17, at 32, Osazuwa Street, off Benin-Agbor Expressway in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

News reports have revealed the death of three person in a gas explosion, leaving 10 others injured in Edo State.

The victims were confirmed dead after a five-kilogramme gas cylinder exploded at a residential building at 32, Osazuwa Street, off Benin-Agbor Expressway in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

Listed among the deceased are siblings,

Favour Godwin , 11 and Odion Godwin , two, as four families were reportedly affected by the explosion which occurred at about 7pm on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

One of the injured victims, Ese Egharevba, whose husband and two children were affected, disclosed that she was outside her apartment when she heard the explosion.

They reportedly found the gas cylinder which was immediately taken outside, while her husband warned neighbours to avoid striking a match, but unknown to them, another family was cooking inside.

As soon as one of the children attempted to open the door of the apartment, the building was immediately engulfed in fire.

Christian Unuame, a teacher, revealed that the owner of the cylinder had not been living in the building, adding:

“Nobody in the house uses gas to cook. It was somebody that kept the cylinder in my neighbour’s room. I’ve just finished my national service. I am teaching.”

The victims were reportedly admitted at Enoma Hospital while the mother of the siblings and her eldest daughter were referred to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

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Graphic photos from the Kano bomb blast today, 21 people, mostly women and children confirmed dead


21 people mostly women and children were killed in the bomb blast attack in which a male suicide bomber penetrated a Shitte Muslim procession in Dakasoye village in Kano today. to see more graphic photos…







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Police Arrest Alleged Masterminds Of Abuja Explosions

The police have arrested two alleged masterminds of the blasts at Nyanya and Kuje, two satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory that killed 20 people and injured many others on October 2, 2015.

The force said it also foiled another plot by the suspects, Abdulazeez Muhazab (27) and Isiaka Salihu (25) to carry out another bomb attack in the FCT as it recovered from them, 12 home-made explosives concealed in soft drink cans, 28 pieces of electric detonators and huge quantities of explosive materials.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, who announced this to journalists during the monthly strategic police conference, on Tuesday, in Abuja, explained that the suspects who hail from Okene, Kogi State, were assisting police investigations into their broad terror network, noting that they would be tried after investigation.

Arase also said the police had apprehended five of the eight-man gang that participated in the abduction of an elder statesman, Chief Olu Falae.

He named the suspects to include Abubakar Auta, Idris Lawan, Umar Ibrahim, Masahudu Mohammed and Bello Tanu.

The suspects, the IG added, were arrested at their hideouts in Niger, Ekiti and Ondo states respectively.

According to the police boss, items recovered from them included the motorcycle used to transport their victim and N823, 990 cash which was part of the N5m ransom paid to them.

“All the arrested suspects have made confessional statements highlighting the details of the operations and their individual roles; as I address you now, the suspects are being charged to court in Akure, Ondo State,” Arase stated.

The Department of State Services had on Monday paraded two suspects, Babawuro Kato and Abdullahi Usman, who claimed that the abduction of Falae was carried out by a three-man gang, adding that the mastermind, one Dantito, escaped with the money.

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