Somalia's al Shabaab says its bomber behind airline blast

February 13, 2016 2:52 PM

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MOGADISHU - Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents said on Saturday they were responsible for a blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane last week that the government said was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board.

The suspected suicide bomber was sucked out of the Daallo Airlines plane through a one-meter (one-yard) wide hole when the blast ripped open the pressurized cabin in flight, officials said last week.

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