MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 26 (UPI) -- A Somali Cabinet minister was injured and one of his secretaries killed when a roadside bomb was detonated Thursday in Mogadishu, officials said.
Interior Minister Abdukadir Ali Omar sustained shrapnel wounds to his leg, CNN reported. The seriousness of his injuries was unknown.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blast that occurred near Omar's home, Shabelle Media Network reported. Omar, a former Islamic leader, is an associate of Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia's new president.