Copenhagen, 9 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Mogadishu hotel suicide bomber who disguised himself as a veiled woman and blew himself killing 22 people including four transitional government ministers has been confirmed to be from Denmark.
A Press release from The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said that the suicide bomber was a Somali citizen who came to Denmark at the age of five. The man who PET did not want to identify was considered to be in his early 20s and was a resident of Copenhagen. Sources say the man’s parents who are Danish Nationals are currently living in the Danish capital Copenhagen. According to reports from TV2 of Denmark the man traveled to Somalia 18 months ago with his wife and a child, the whereabouts of the wife and child is currently unknown.
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The Mogadishu hotel bombing took place during a graduation ceremony that was being held for Banadir University graduates at Shamo hotel. Twenty two people and four Transitional Government Ministers were killed. The four ministers that died were Minister of Education, Minister of Health, Minister of Culture and Minister of youth and sports that was critically wounded at the scene and later died in Nairobi hospital.