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Somalia’s Mogadishu Mayor, Abdirahman Omar Osman Dies After Bomb Attack on His Office

The mayor of Mogadishu, Somalia has died of wounds sustained in a suicide bomb attack on his office.

Government officials on Thursday reported that Abdirahman Omar Osman died in Qatar where he was undergoing treatment after the attack.

Mayor Osman was a naturalized Briton who returned to Somalia to help rebuild the war-torn country after serving as a councilor for the Labour party.

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“The Mogadishu mayor has died today in Qatar. May Allah rest his soul. The other injured ones are still being treated there in Qatar,” Saleh Omar Hassan, the spokesman for Mogadishu local government, told Reuters.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning for the mayor, ordering that flags be flown at half-mast.

Osman had previously served as Somalia’s information minister, a post he had been appointed to in 2010. He became mayor of Mogadishu last year.

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