Somalia blames bomb for explosion that blew hole in jetliner

A bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday, an official said.

Somalia blames bomb for explosion that blew hole in jetliner

A bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday, an official said.

Ali Jama Jangali, Somalia’s transport minister, said at a press conference on Saturday that investigators concluded that a bomb caused the hole and was intended to cause the Dubai-based Daallo Airlines jet to crash.

He said the findings are preliminary and the investigation is continuing.

A senior Somali intelligence official said six people have been arrested in connection with the blast after examinations of CCTV images in the airport.

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