Suicide Attack at Somalia's National Theatre Seen as Setback to Civil Society


The head of Somalia's Olympic committee and its football chief are among eight people killed in a bomb attack on a high-profile event in Mogadishu. (Photo: BBC)

The National Theatre in the Somali capital, Mogadishu was the scene of a deadly suicide bomb attack on Wednesday. The theatre had just reopened after decades of neglect in war-torn Somalia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, one of the organizers of the theatre. He was in the theater when the bomb exploded.

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