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Bomb blows hole in passenger jet, killing one, Somali officials say

Bomb blows hole in passenger jet, killing one, Somali officials say

It was a bomb that blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Somali official said Saturday.

"Experts who were investigating the cause of the blast in the plane concluded that a bomb was the cause," said Ali Jama Jangali, Somalia's transport minister at a press conference in Mogadishu.

"The bomb aimed to kill all onboard the plane. Al-Shabab was behind it," he said of the explosion on a Daallo Airlines Airbus 321. He said the findings are preliminary and the investigation is continuing.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the blast after...

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