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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Somali Airport bomber identified as former MP

One of the Islamist militant suicide bombers, who killed 13 people near the main airport in Mogadishu on Tuesday has been identified as a Somali former MP.

The Islamist militant group named him as Salah Badbado.

The 53-year-old served in Somalia's parliament from 2004 until 2010, when he declared at a press conference he was leaving politics to join the al-Qaeda-linked group, the AFP reports. 

The militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, said it was behind Tuesday's twin blasts and its target was the African Union force's headquarters.

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