Bombings send UN man packing

UN emergency humanitarian coordinator John Holmes has cut short his two-day visit to Somalia for security reasons, an official statement said yesterday.

UN emergency humanitarian coordinator John Holmes has cut short his two-day visit to Somalia for security reasons, an official statement said yesterday.

This after a string of bombings in the country.

Shortly after his arrival in Mogadishu on Saturday, an explosion erupted about 400 metres from the UN compound killing four people.

"Mr Holmes' plans for a second day in Somalia were cancelled," the UN said. - Sapa-AFP

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