Hiran Governor survives blast in central Somalia

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The governor of central Somalia’s Hiran region Ali Jayte survived an assassination attempt after a roadside blast targeted his convoy outside the town of Baladweyne, Caasimada Online news website reported on Thursday.

The explosion hit a military vehicle which was part of the governor’s motorcade, killing at least one security official.

The attack came shortly after the governor returned from a visit to the village of Bardhere outside Baladweyne, days after announcing that he would lead operations aimed at dislodging Al-Shabaab from areas in the south of the region.

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