The heads of Somalia’s Olympic committee and football association were among the seven people killed in a bombing at a theater in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, early Tuesday. The Somali prime minister, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, was also present at the theater but he said he was unhurt. Sources told the BBC that three Somali television journalists were injured in the blast. The theater had closed in the 1990s amid the devastating civil war and reopened only a few weeks ago. The dignitaries and journalists were at the theater celebrating the anniversary of the launch of Somalia’s national television station.
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