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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Somalia: Suicide Bombing at University Graduation


A male suicide bomber dressed as a woman attacked a university graduation ceremony at the Shamo Hotel.Thursday, killing at least 15 people, including three Cabinet ministers and three journalists
The first class graduated a year ago. Before then, almost two decades has passed since anyone earned a medical degree in Somalia. In the December 2008 ceremony, held at the same hotel, the graduates proudly hoisted diplomas into the air. This year, there was mayhem as the bomb went off, leaving the dead and wounded in bloody heaps.

Several hundred people had gathered inside a decorated ballroom in the Shamo Hotel to celebrate the graduations of the medical, computer science and engineering students from Benadir University.
The school was established in 2002 by a group of Somali doctors who wanted to promote higher education in a country where physicians have become the victims of the seemingly endless violence. Medical degrees are obtained after six years of study.

5 comments:

Masangu Matondo Nzuzullima said...

Somalia kulikuwa kunatokota na kufuka moshi. Sasa naona moto umeanza kuwaka. Sijui suluhisho lake ni nini kwani siamini kama nchi za Kiafrika zinaweza kupambana na tatizo hili zikalimaliza ingawa kusema kweli pengine ndizo zenye nafasi kubwa ya kufanikiwa kuliko kusubiri mabomu ya Marekani ambao tayari walishaonja joto ya jiwe mwaka 1996. Nashangaa Muammar Gaddafi yuko kimya kuhusu tatizo hili.

Tukikaa tu na kutazama tutashtukia siku moja cheche za moto huu zimetapakaa kote. Nchi zote za hiyo pembe ya Afrika zimo hatarini!

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John Mwaipopo said...

Gaddafi is but a terrorist. he is laughing inwardly at such deadly attacks. we don't have a statesman in Gaddafi. we have an extremist and a disguised terrorist. may be me.

Candy1 said...

yaani nimesikitika kweli na hii news...kila nikiangalia the video I am just shocked

Glennis said...

Such mindless senseless violence against innocent students that would I am sure be desperately needed in your country. It beggars belief!