Suicide bombers target Somali constitution conference

Reuters News

8/1/2012 3:46:40 AM - Reuters News

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces shot dead a would-be suicide bomber who tried to attack the venue of a national conference on a draft constitution, while a second attacker blew himself up, injuring six officers, police said on Wednesday.

"The two bombers wore government uniform. Six policemen were injured," Colonel Mohamed Ali, a police officer told Reuters.

"One jumped over a wall opposite the conference building but he was shot dead outside the gate. Then another bomber jumped from another wall and his bomb exploded where government soldiers stood."

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Duncan Miriri, editing by Diana Abdallah)