2009 Beledweyne bombing

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2009 Beledweyne bombing
Somalia regions map Hiiraan.svg
The Hiiraan region of Somalia, where the attacks occurred (highlighted dark red)
LocationBeledweyne, Hiiraan, Somalia
DateJune 18, 2009
Weaponssuicide car bomb

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