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Somali police shoot 2 suicide bombers at gate of constitution meeting, detonating explosives

Somali police men carry an injured Somali soldier in Mogadishu Wednesday Aug.1, 2012 . The soldier was injured after two suicide bombers who were trying to blow up the constituent assembly venue were shot dead by security forces police said.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
August 01, 2012 - 3:09 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A police officer in Somalia's capital says security forces shot two suicide bombers right outside a building where 825 Somali elders are meeting to debate the country's new constitution, setting off their explosives.

Abdi Yassin said that security forces stopped the two bombers at the gates of the constitutional assembly and opened fire on them. The incoming gunfire detonated the suicide bombers' vests.

Yassin said one soldier was wounded in the explosions but that only the bombers were killed.

The 825 Somali leaders have been meeting over the last week to debate and vote on Somalia's proposed new constitution.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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