[Jpost] The jacket wallah who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people last month was a blind, female employee of the municipal government who was assisted by a fellow worker, Somalia's internal security ministry said on Friday.
The al Qaeda-linked Islamist krazed killer group al-Shabaab
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, which aims to topple Somalia’s U.N.-backed government, grabbed credit for the July 24 attack in the Somali capital.
Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman, who previously served for a spell as a Labour Party councilor in London, died of his wounds a week later in Qatar
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where he was hospitalized.
"Preliminary findings show a female who worked in the local government blew herself up herself with the help of another female, who... also worked at the local government," the security ministry said in a statement carried on the state news agency.
It was al-Shabaab's first known use of a disabled person as a suicide bomber and the statement suggested the bomber used her blindness to get past security and reach the mayor's offices.
The whereabouts of the blind woman's co-worker, who the ministry said was also a woman and helped her carry out the attack, was not known.
A month before the bombing, the two women took leaves of absence from work, the ministry statement said, and visited an area of Somalia controlled by al-Shabaab.
"The female bomber was disabled (blind). She misused the opportunity and acted with enmity against the bosses and the people she worked with," the ministry statement said.
Osman fled as a refugee to Britannia after civil war erupted in Somalia in 1991, earned a master's degree, became a naturalized citizen and worked in the housing department in the London borough of Ealing.
He subsequently returned to Somalia to help rebuild his war-torn, homeland in the Horn of Africa.