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Transport minister holds meeting to discuss airport security in wake of terror attack

Somali Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Duran Ahmed Farah chaired a meeting on Sunday to discuss strengthening security at Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu.

The meeting was attended by the top-level officials from the transport ministry, including the Deputy Minister and the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority, the airport manager, and the Director of the Immigration Agency.

The heads of various departments presented their report to the transport minister.

The meeting came nearly two weeks after Al-Shabaab militants launched a daring attack at Mogadishu’s heavily fortified airport complex, killing seven people. A separate attack the same day in Beledweyne claimed the lives of 48 people, including outspoken opposition MP Amina Mohamed Abdi.

Minister Faran ended the meeting by instructing security agencies to strengthen airport security and the surrounding perimeter.


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