Suicide bomber was former Somali MP: Shabaab

Somali soldiers secure a damaged perimeter wall following twin car bombings near Mogadishu's airport which left 13 deadA former Somali MP who joined the Shabaab group in 2010 was one of two suicide bombers who killed 13 people near a United Nations and African Union base, the militants announced Wednesday. Car bombs driven by suicide attackers exploded on Tuesday morning near Mogadishu’s airport, one of which went off 200 metres from the base, killing mainly security staff. Salah Badbado, 53, served in Somalia’s parliament from 2004 until 2010, when he declared at a press conference he was leaving politics to join the Somali al-Qaeda affiliate.

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