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Two bombers killed at Somalia constitution meeting

world Updated: Aug 02, 2012 09:55 IST

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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.