2009 Beledweyne bombing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2009 Beledweyne bombing
Somalia regions map Hiiraan.svg
The Hiiraan region of Somalia, where the attacks occurred (highlighted dark red)
Location Beledweyne, Hiiraan, Somalia
Coordinates 4°44′N 45°12′E / 4.73°N 45.2°E / 4.73; 45.2Coordinates: 4°44′N 45°12′E / 4.73°N 45.2°E / 4.73; 45.2
Date June 18, 2009
Weapons suicide car bomb
Deaths 35
Perpetrators al-Shabaab

The 2009 Beledweyne bombing took place on June 18, 2009 in Beledweyne, Hiiraan, Somalia. A suicide bomber carried out the attack, detonating an explosives-laden vehicle at the front gate of the Medina Hotel.[1] The blast killed 35 people, among them the Somali security minister Omar Hashi Aden, former Somali ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union Abdikarim Farah,[2] and several Somali diplomats. The al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack.[3]


  1. ^ Behind the Suicide Bombing in Somalia
  2. ^ "Somalia Suicide Attack Snuffs out Promising Political Career". Archived from the original on 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Somalia suicide bomb toll rises". BBC News. June 19, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 

Coordinates: 4°44′N 45°12′E / 4.733°N 45.200°E / 4.733; 45.200