Friday, April 06, 2012 (HOL) - Somalia’s internal security minister Abdisamad Mahamud Hassan denied any involvement or participation by Somali government leaders in the latest attack in the national theatre which claimed the lives of ten people and wounded scores.
“There are speculations that some government officials were aware of the attack, That is not true, it’s merely lie” said the minister.
The internal security minister pledged to carry out investigations to expose the assailants.
“We are committed to improve the security of Mogadishu, to avoid such attacks” Abdisamad said.
The Somali prime minister Abdiwali Mohamed Ali escaped an assassination attempt when a suicide bomber blowed herself up in the national theatre killing 10 people and wounding many others.
There are reports that the Somali president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was among the dignitaries to attend the celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the Somali National TV, but failed to attend which created suspicions.
After the attack president Sharif visited the scene and promised to carry out full investigations.